It is believed that all the 239 passengers on-board Boeing 777 Malaysia Airlines, may have been dead. The plane took off from Kuala Lumpur at 12.21 AM but lost contact when it was over Vietnam in a matter of 2 hours. The passengers hailed from different countries including 153 from China, 12 from Indonesia, 38 from Malaysia, 6 from Australia, 3 from France, 4 from USA and 2 from countries like Canada, Ukraine and New Zealand, among other countries.
The plane crash is the second deadliest plane crash for the US built Boeing 777-200 ER in less than one year. It is also the worst for the airplane company since it came into being in 1995.