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Family members of those onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight walk into the waiting area at Kuala Lumpur International Airport

Family members of those onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight walk into the waiting area at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang March 8, 2014. The missing Malaysia Airlines flight was carrying 152 Chinese, 38 Malaysians, 12 Indonesians and seven Australians among the 227 passengers, the airline said on Saturday. There were also three U.S. citizens, three from France, two passengers each from New Zealand, Ukraine, and Canada, and one each from Italy, Taiwan, the Netherlands and Austria, the airline said in a statement. There were also two infants. Twelve crew members were also on the flight. Flight MH 370 operating a Boeing B777-200 aircraft left Kuala Lumpur at 12.21 a.m. (1621 GMT Friday) and had been expected to land in Beijing at 6.30 a.m. (2230 GMT) the same day. REUTERS/Samsul Said (MALAYSIA - Tags: TRANSPORT DISASTER)

Loved ones await missing relatives aboard Malaysian plane

Yahoo Southeast Asia Newsroom8 March 2014

Some of the relatives of passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 get emotional as they await updates on their missing loved ones.

The aircraft carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew lost contact with air traffic controllers early Saturday morning.

The flight left Kuala Lumpur at 12.21 a.m. (1621 GMT Friday) and was expected to land in Beijing at 6.30 a.m. (2230 GMT) the same day.