"This news has made us all very worried," Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in a statement.
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The company has delivered more than 1,000 777 aircraft since 1995. The National Transportation Safety Board has logged fewer than 60 incidents involving the aircraft since mid-1997, most of them minor.
The plane had had a nearly spotless record before the crash of an Asiana Airlines flight at San Francisco International Airport in July.
HANOI, March 8 (Xinhua) -- A Vietnamese official of
search and rescue said Saturday that the signal of the missing Malaysia
Airlines plane has been detected, local media reported.
The official told local VNExpress that the signal of the plane with
227 passengers and 12 crew members on board has been detected at some
120 nautical miles southwest of Vietnam's southernmost Ca Mau province.
BEIJING — China’s state media say Vietnamese authorities have detected signals from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.
The Xinhua News Agency, citing a local Vietnamese media report, says a
Vietnamese search and rescue official reported that the signals have
been detected from the plane from about 220 kilometers (120 miles)
southwest of Vietnam’s southernmost coastal province of Ca Mau.
- No signal had been picked up from a Malaysia Airlines Boeing B777-200
aircraft flight carrying 239 passengers and crew from Kuala Lumpur to
Beijing, a Vietnamese rescue official said on Saturday.
"We have been seeking but no signal from the plane yet," Pham Hien,
director of a Vietnam maritime search and rescue coordination centre in
Vung Tau, told Reuters by telephone.
Flight MH370, with 227
passengers and 12 crew members aboard, was scheduled to land in the
Chinese capital at 6:30 a.m. but did not arrive. It departed from the
Malaysian capital at 12:41 a.m. Saturday and lost contact with Malaysian
air traffic controllers about two hours later, the airline said.
- L.A. Times Beijing correspondent Julie Makinen