MOSCOW, March 8 (RIA Novosti) – A Russian citizen traveling from Bali to Irkutsk was on board of the passenger jet lost over the South China Sea, the Russian Embassy in Malaysia said Saturday.
Malaysia Airlines also said two Ukrainian nationals were on board its Boeing 777-200, which disappeared from the radars on early Saturday.
The jet carried 227 passengers from 14 countries, mainly China and Malaysia, and a crew of 12, all Malaysian nationals, the carrier said in a statement.
The plane was heading from Malaysian capital Kuala-Lumpur to Beijing.
Malaysia, Vietnam and Singapore launched a joint search operation, but have not found any traces of the missing jet so far, Xinhua news agency said.