Air traffic controllers lost track of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 not long after it left Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, on its way to Beijing. At the time of its disappearance, the Malaysia Airlines plane was carrying about 7.5 hours of fuel, an airline official said. The passengers are of 13 nationalities, the airline said. Nationalities and the number for each of passengers on the flight were:.
The search vessels have been focusing on a 60,000 sq km priority zone, with the hunt scheduled to end in May. Asked if the search for the jet would end after the entire priority zone was scoured, Liow said: "It totally depends on the conclusion of the experts, including those involved in the investigation of the incident."