Malaysia Airliner carrying 229 people crashed off the southern coast of Vietnam
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Former Transportation Inspector General Mary Schiavo speaks about the importance of quickly finding the missing plane. A missing Malaysia Airliner carrying 229 people crashed off the southern coast of Vietnam, Vietnamese and Chinese state media reported Saturday, both citing Vietnam's military. But Malaysia has no information that any wreckage has been found of the missing plane and no confirmation of a crash, acting transport minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein told journalists Saturday. The reports came hours after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, disappeared. Air traffic controllers lost contact with the aircraft about 2:40 a.m. local time (1:40 p.m. ET Friday), Malaysia Airlines Vice President of Operations Control Fuad Sharuji said on CNN's "AC360." "At the moment we have no idea where this aircraft is right now," Sharuji said.