Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER flight MH-370, Kuala Lumpur to Beijing - 239 people on board , last detected by Kuala Lumpur International Airport [KLIA] 1.5 hours into the flight southeast of Vietnam when the aircraft’s responder failed AKS transmission pings around 1.30am local time. Updated reports suggest that MH-370 appears deliberately flown off Malaysia’s northwest coast towards Andaman Islands after the Aircrafts transponders switched off.
Passengers include Chinese, Europeans, Americans and Australians. One of the passengers, IBM Executive Philip Wood of Texas - Philip Wood’s brother James says that ‘we’re still in shock’ and brother Tom says that Philip was a ‘man of his word’, ‘generous with his money, his time and his love’.
Malaysian newspaper Harian Metro says that one of the passengers, 35-yo Uigher of Xinjiang China Muslim group, had been working at a Turkish University and has aircraft knowledge. Muslim separatists from the group are alleged to have been behind March 1 railway station attack, which left 29 people dead and 143 wounded.
New Zealand oilrig worker Mike McKay working in Songa Mercur off Vung Tau, on Vietnam’s south east coast says that he seen the jetliner burst into flames burning at a compass bearing of 265* to 275* and surface location Lat 08 22’ 30.20 N, 108 42.22.26 E.
Investigations continuing with five  non-boarding passengers. The multi-national includes 42 ships, 39 aircrafts and 13 countries.
Australian RAAF AP-3C Orion aircrafts support the Malaysian coordinated search mission operating from Royal Malaysian Air Force base Butterworth, Penang and searching Malaysia’s west.
NASA says it’s opening up images taken using its International Space Station satellites to help identify objects larger than 30 metres.
Malaysian Police Chief Khalid Abu Bakar said that we are looking closely at KLIA video footage studying passenger behavioural pattern.
Malaysia’s Transport Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said that Malaysia is currently sharing sensitive military data with countries including China and the US to track the plane’s movements.
Malaysian Airlines CEO Ahmad Jauhari Yahya denied reports that the plane flew for four  hours after the last radar detection.