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Three Americans Confirmed On Board Malaysia Airlines Commercial Jet

Three Americans have been confirmed among the passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that has been missing since Saturday morning after it left Kuala Lumpur for Beijing, China.  People from 14 countries were on the plane.As an international search crew continues to look for the aircraft, officials have told the media that a 50-year-old long-time executive for IBM from Texas is among those on the plane.  Two small children, aged two and four, carrying American passports also were on the jet, but it hasn’t been confirmed whether they were traveling with parents from China or another country, living in the United States when they were born, or traveling with American parents with dual citizenship.It also has been reported that 20 employees of a Texas semi-conductor firm were aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines jet that abruptly vanished over the Gulf of Thailand or the South China Sea.  President and CEO Gregg Lowe of the company, Freescale Semiconductor of Austin, Texas, told the press that 12 of the employees were from Malaysia and another eight were from China.  The company serves the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets that includes microprocessors, microcontrollers and sensors that involve sales operations around the world.Rescuers at this writing are still searching for the twin-engine Boeing 777-200 plane that has triggered an international search effort, including those from the United States.  The plane apparently was in flight about two hours and was over water when it vanished from radar.

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