A relative of a passenger onboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370
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Asian states search for missing Malaysia Airlines jet

9 March 2014 Last updated at 02:37 GMT

Planes and ships from South East Asian states have joined forces to search the South China Sea for a Malaysia Airlines jet, missing with 239 people on board.

Flight MH370 vanished at 17:30 GMT Friday (01:30 local time Saturday) after leaving Kuala Lumpur for Beijing.

It had been expected to land in the Chinese capital at 22:30 GMT.

Jonathan Head reports from Kuala Lumpur.

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