|Photo taken on March 11, 2014 shows "MH370, We Are Waiting for You Back Home" displayed on a skyscraper at the Lujiazui Financial District in Shanghai, east China. (Xinhua/Shen Chunchen)|
The flight MH370, a Boeing 777-200 aircraft, left Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 0:41 a.m. Beijing time (1641GMT on March 7) on March 8 and was expected to land in Beijing at 6:30 a.m. (0030GMT March 8) that day. Contact with the flight was lost along with its radar signal at 2:40 a.m. Beijing time (1840GMT on March 7) on March 8 when it was flying over the Ho Chi Minh air traffic control area in Vietnam. The flight was carrying 12 crew members and 227 passengers, including 154 Chinese.