Can't wait for the call, followed by Howie being disgusted with the disgusting behavior of Janks at a time of tragedy. (Actually, let's hope they find the plane safe) CTVNews.ca Staff Published Friday, March 7, 2014 7:41PM EST Last Updated Friday, March 7, 2014 8:21PM EST Malaysia Airlines has â€œlost contactâ€ with a Beijing-bound plane carrying 239 people. In a statement, the airline said flight MH370 departed Kuala Lumpur at 12:41 a.m. (local time) on March 8. The plane was expected to land in Beijing approximately six hours later. [h=2]Photos[/h] Passengers look at Malaysia Airlines' planes from a viewing gallery at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013. (AP / Vincent Thian) The airline said the plane lost contact with Subang air traffic control at approximately 2:40 a.m. Aviation expert Mark Miller told CTV News Channel the plane was possibly over water, near the north coast of Vietnam, at the time it lost contact with air traffic control. Authorities have activated their search-and-rescue team in an effort to locate the plane. The airline said 227 passengers, including two infants, and 12 crew members are onboard the Boeing 777-200 aircraft. Malaysia Airlines has provided a phone number that the public can call for further information: +603-7884-1234.