The flight vanished from radar over the weekend en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur, with 239 people on board, including six Aussies and two Kiwis.

The flight left KL at 00:41 local time on Saturday and radio contact was lost about an hour later, somewhere between Malaysia and Vietnam.

“Unfortunately we have not found anything that appears to be objects from the aircraft, let alone the aircraft,” said Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, Director General of Malaysia’s Department of Civil Aviation. “We are every hour, every second looking at every area of the sea.”

Nine different nations are currently involved in a massive search for the missing plane, focusing on the seas off Vietnam and Malaysia.

No distress signals were received from the aircraft before it disappeared and the plane, a Boeing 777-200ER, may have turned back from its schedule route before vanishing.

Unconfirmed reports over the weekend said debris and an oil slick had been sighted in waters off Vietnam and counter-terrorism agencies are looking into two passengers that boarded the plane with false passports.

Official have no idea what went wrong and relatives of the missing passengers are preparing for the worst.

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