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Two New Zealanders are confirmed amongst the passengers on the missing Malaysian Airlines flight.
Malaysia Airlines lost contact with the plane carrying 239 people on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing today.
The airline posted a media statement confirming air traffic control has "lost contact" with the Boeing 777-200.
Flight MH370 departed #KualaLumpur
at 12.41am (05.41am NZ time) and was expected to land in #Beijing
at 6.30am (11.30am) today. Subang Air Traffic Control reported that it lost contact at 2.40am #Malaysia
The flight was carrying a total number of 227 passengers (including two infants), and 12 crew members. The passengers were of 13 different nationalities.
In a press conference held in Kuala Lumpur, the airline confirmed the passenger manifest recorded two New Zealand passport holders -no more detail of who they are is available.
The airline is notifying next of kin, in a sign it expects the worst.
Seven Australians have also been confirmed to be on board a Malaysian Airlines flight.
The Chinese Xinhua news agency reports there were 160 Chinese nationals on board.
Xinhua also reported the plane was lost in airspace controlled by Vietnam, and did not make contact with Chinese air traffic controllers. China was assisting the airline in its search for the plane. The plane was travelling at 35,000 feet when contact was lost.
Its pilots had made contact with air traffic control in the Vietnamese city of Ho Chi Minh.
There were no storms in the area of the South China Sea where the plane was flying across.
The weather was generally fine with light clouds.
The plane had enough fuel to fly for seven hours, one hour more than the flight time to Beijing.
A flight-tracking website said communication was lost 20 minutes after departure from Kuala Lumpur.
"It doesn't sound very good," retired American Airlines captain Jim Tilmon told CNN.
He said that the route was mostly overland, which meant that there would be plenty of radars and radios to contact the plane.
"I've been trying to come up with every scenario that I could just to explain this away, but I haven't been very successful."
He said the plane was "about as sophisticated as any commercial airplane could possibly be".+Malaysia Airlines
Group Chief Executive Officer Ahmad Jauhari Yahya released a statement confirming the plane was missing.
"We deeply regret that we have lost all contacts with flight MH370 which departed Kuala Lumpur at 12.41 am earlier this morning bound for Beijing," he said.
"Our team is currently calling the next-of-kin of passengers and crew.
"Focus of the airline is to work with the emergency responders and authorities and mobilise its full support.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected passengers and crew and their family members."
Malaysia Airlines denied reports circulating on the internet the plane had landed safely in Nanjing China.
"It's not true. We don't know where the plane is now," said Fuad Sharuji, from the the airline's operation control centre.
The pilots made no distress call. Fuad confirmed contact was lost two hours into six hour flight.
The airline was due to hold a press conference at 11am Kuala Lumpur time (4pm NZ time).
Malaysia Airlines was ranked in last year's World Airline Awards as 14th in the world based on customer ratings, four places ahead of Air New Zealand.
It has a six out of seven safety rating on airlineratings.com
There have been two fatal incidents on Malaysia Airlines planes, with a total of 134 fatalities.
On December 4, 1977, a plane was hijacked and crashed killing all 100 on board, the deadliest crash of all time in Malaysia.
On September 15, 1995 a flight crashed during approach due to pilot error, killing 34. The Boeing 777 is considered one of the world's safest aircraft.
Its first fatal accident was when Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashed on final approach to San Francisco in July 2013, killing three and injuring 181 of the 307 people on board.
Safety experts said the design of the aircraft helped prevent a much worse disaster.
Malaysia Airlines said the public can call +60-378841234 for information about the plane. #VMY2014 #VisitMalaysiaYear2014