State Department: Three Americans on Missing Plane

2 years 4 months 3 weeks ago March 08, 2014 Mar 8, 2014 Saturday, March 08 2014 Saturday, March 08, 2014 8:21:00 AM CST in News
By: The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department confirms that three Americans were aboard the Malaysia Airlines jet that vanished Saturday.

Spokeswoman Jen Psaki says in a statement that officials from the U.S. Embassies in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and Beijing are in contact with families of the passengers. The department says it's working to determine if other U.S. citizens may have been on the flight.

No additional information was released.

The aircraft went missing early Saturday on a flight from Malaysia to Beijing. Vietnamese air force planes report spotting a pair of large oil slicks in the area where the Boeing 777 disappeared.

Psaki extended condolences to the loved ones of passengers on Flight MH370.

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