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China-bound jet vanishes with 239 aboard

MYSTERY:Officials said they are looking into all possible causes for the disappearance, including terrorism. Most of the 227 passengers were Chinese, but one was from Taiwan


Asked whether terrorism was suspected, Malaysian Minister of Transport Hishammuddin Hussein said authorities had “no information, but we are looking at all possibilities.”

The plane was carrying 227 passengers, including two infants, and 12 crew members, the airline said.

It said there were 152 passengers from China, 38 from Malaysia, seven from Indonesia, six from Australia, five from India, three from the US, and others from Taiwan, Indonesia, France, New Zealand, Canada, Ukraine, Russia, Italy, the Netherlands and Austria.

Finding planes that disappear over the ocean can be very difficult, and it can take days before wreckage is located.

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