05:16 GMT25 February 2021
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    A Malaysian military aircraft has disappeared from the radars.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A search and rescue mission has been launched for a missing Royal Malaysia Air Force aircraft, local media cited the air force as saying in a statement Thursday.

    "The aircraft departed from the Kuantan air base at 11am [03:00 GMT] and lost contact at 11.30am near the Pahang-Terengganu border," Channel News Asia said.

    Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein has received the "troubling news" and said he hopes everybody is safe.


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