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Western Pa. woman on missing Malaysia Airlines flight

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 10, 2014 9:26 AM
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(Monongahela) -- A woman based in western Pennsylvania was among the 239 people aboard a Malaysia Airlines jet that disappeared en route to Beijing over the weekend. 

Eastman Chemical Company says Mei Ling Chng of South Park was on the Boeing 777 that vanished from radar between Malaysia and Vietnam.

The Malaysian woman was a senior process engineer for Eastman subsidiary Flexsys America in Monongahela, near Pittsburgh.  

Eastman Chemical spokeswoman Tracy Kilgore has told reporters in an email that officials ``are deeply shocked and saddened.'' 

She says Chng had transferred to Monongahela in 2010.

Kilgore says Chng was ``remembered fondly by her co-workers as being ... pleasant and happy as well as well-respected.'' 

Flexsys makes and supplies chemicals for the rubber industry.  

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