KUALA LUMPUR, March 10 — Families of Indonesians on board the missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner are leaving Indonesia for Kuala Lumpur today to follow the search of the missing aircraft, Indonesia’s Antara news agency reported Indonesian Ambassador to Malaysia, Herman Prayitno as saying.
“The family members will stay in a hotel in Putrajaya area while awaiting further information regarding the missing plane,” the ambassador said.
Herman said that there were seven Indonesians on flight MH370 namely Firman Siregar (25 years old), Lo Sugianto (47), Indra Suria Tanurisam (57), Chynthya Tio Vinny (47), Willy Surijanto Wang (53) and two people with similar names, Ferry Indra Suadaya (each aged 42 and 35 years).
Flight MH370 went missing while on its journey from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing tomorrow morning.
The flight took off from Kuala Lumpur at around 12.41 am and was supposed to arrive in Beijing at 6.30 am. However, the plane lost contact with Subang air traffic control at around 1.30 am.
Until now, the search for the missing plane still continues with Malaysia leading the mission assisted by the navy and air force personnel from Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, China and Australia. — Bernama