MH370 lost in Vietnam Waters? [updated]

China‘s Xinhua state news agency are reporting that Malaysia Airlines 370 has crashed in southern Vietnam noting that : The aircraft did not enter airspace controlled by China and did not make contact with Chinese controllers. There has been earlier speculation that the aircraft had landed at Nanming. Malaysia Airlines were working to verify the authenticity of this report.

Vietnam airport authorities acknowledged the plane entered its airspace at 1.30am local before subsequently losing contact at around 2:40am local time.

Graphics: AVH/Meteosat

Graphics: AVH/Meteosat

Malaysian airlines are holding a Press Conference Saturday afternoon local time. The Malaysian Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein has asked members of the public to not speculate news on the “missing” Malaysia Airlines flight.

The 777 is one of my favourite planes. Until last July, there had not been a fatal crash of this type in 20 years of commercial flying. Asiana airlines 214 clipped a sea wall while landing at San Francisco in All 16 crew members survived and 288 of the 291 passengers survived. The plane was a write off.

(Will update as I get more news so please refresh)

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