Terrorist Connection to Missing Plane Being Investigated

BEIJING — Authorities are investigating the disappearance of the missing Malaysia Malaysia_Airlines_Boeing_777-200ERAirlines plane and have said they were not ruling out the possibility of terrorism.

The missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER plane carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew disappeared off the Vietnamese coast early on Saturday as it flew from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing and was presumed to have crashed.

A full manifest published online Saturday evening by the airline listed the American passengers as Wood, age 51, Nicole Meng, age 4, and Yan Zhang, age 2.