DEVELOPING: Three U.S. citizens, one infant on lost Malaysia flight

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Updated: 3/08/2014 10:02 am
UPDATE: 9:10 p.m.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia ( & KRNV) -- A newspaper out of Vietnam is reporting that Flight MH370 crashed into the ocean.

Tuoi Tre, a leading daily in Vietnam, reports that the Vietnamese Navy has confirmed military radar recorded the plane crashing into the sea at a location 153 miles South of Phu Quoc island. They attribute the information to Vietnam Navy Admiral Ngo Van Phat, Commander of Region 5.

When contacted, Malaysia Airlines declined to confirm or deny the reports, saying that the Malaysian authorities are working together with the Vietnamese government on the matter.

Meanwhile, Al Jazeera reports that China has dispatched two maritime rescue ships to help locate the missing plane.
Original 7:26 p.m.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia ( & KRNV) -- According to reports, three US citizens and one infant were on board a missing flight traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, China on Friday.

Malaysia Airlines said that it has lost contact with Flight MH370, carrying a total of 227 passengers and 12 crew members. Malaysia Airlines tried to contact the missing flight by various means after a control tower in Subang, Malaysia, lost contact with the aircraft. It disappeared from radar "in airspace controlled by Vietnam in the early hours of Saturday morning," China's state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Malaysia Airlines Vice President of Operations Fuad Sharuji told CNN there are a number of false reports surrounding the fate of Flight MH370. He dismissed the reports as untrue. "We don't know where the aircraft is right now," he said.
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