Hanoi, Vietnam (BBN)- The Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 239 people from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing Saturday crashed off Vietnam’s Tho Chu Island, northwest off the country’s southernmost Cape Ca Mau, the Vietnamese High Command of Navy announced.

The plane went down at the waters between Vietnam and Malaysia, some 153 nautical miles (300km) off Tho Chu Island in Kien Giang Province, Tuoi Tre news reported quoting High Command of Navy statement.

The Naval Zone 5 is ready for the search and rescue mission.

There were no immediate reports of casualty.
BBN/SSR/AD-08Mar14-12:34 pm (BST)