Malaysian authorities report loss of contact and radar communication with plane on flight MH370 Kuala Lumpur to Beijing China.
State security agencies in Malaysia confirm search and rescue efforts have been commissioned over fears the plane may have crashed.
Flight MH370 has 239 passengers onboard according to Malaysia Airlines.
Flight MH370 took off a Kuala Lumpur airport at 12:41 a.m March 8 for a 6 hr flight to Beijing China.
Flight MH370 Boeing 777-200 had 2 infants and 227 adults, and 12 crew.
Intelligence sources point out that Flight MH370 Boeing 777-200 could be over water making communication difficult.
All air traffic control communication with Flight MH370 Boeing 777-200 has been lost.
Geographically, Flight MH370 Boeing 777-200 could be flying across Vietnamese north coast.
Intelligence shows communication with air traffic control maybe lost when a plane is flying over water masses but that this is very rare.