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Americans aboard missing plane Identified from flight manifest

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The three Americans on board the Malaysia Airlines flight that went missing in Southeast Asia have been identified and include two young children, according to the flight's manifest.

ABC News reports the manifest lists Philip Wood, 51; Nicole Meng, 4; and Yan Zhang, 2, as the Americans on board. Malaysia Airlines previously reported that one of the Americans on board the flight was an infant.

Meanwhile, a massive search and rescue operation was under way for the Boeing 777-200 aircraft, more than 24 hours after air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane, which was carrying 239 people.

The Vietnamese government reported today that air force pilots spotted large oil slicks off the country's southern coast, according to The Associated Press. There was no confirmation that the slicks were related to the missing plane, but the statement said the slicks were consistent with the kinds expected to be left by a crashed jetliner.

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