SEPANG, July 18 – Five Malaysia Airlines flights scheduled to depart from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) have been cancelled. Five scheduled outgoing points have been cancelled according to the latest information on the Arrival/Departure board at KLIA. The incoming flights from Beijing, Langkawi, Dubai, Kuching and Guangzhou while outgoing flights are bound for Krabi, Kuala Namu, Kota Kinabalu, Taipei and Langkawi.
This is in light of the MH17 incident from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur which crashed 50 kilometres from the Ukrainian-Russian border. According to a statement issued by MAS, it has confirmed that Ukrainian ATC has informed them that they had lost contact with the aircraft at 14.15pm (GMT) or 10.15 pm Malaysian time. MH17 departed Amsterdam Schipol International Airport at 12.15 pm, Thursday (local time) and was expected to arrive at KLIA early Friday morning at 6.10am (Malaysian time). At present, there are no signs of any family members of the 295 passengers and crew members at KLIA.