Malaysia Identifies One Stolen Passport User on Missing Plane - The New Indian Express

Malaysia Identifies One Stolen Passport User on Missing Plane

Published: 10th March 2014 05:04 PM

Last Updated: 10th March 2014 06:16 PM

One of the two suspects, who travelled on the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 on stolen passports, has been identified, Malaysian police said on Monday. "I can confirm that he is not a Malaysian, but cannot divulge which country he is from yet," said Inspector General of Police, Khalid Abu Bakar.   

Khalid added that authorities are still trying to find out whether the suspects came in legally or not.            

Authorities investigating the mysterious disappearance of the plane which was en route to Beijing have been looking into video footage of the two suspects travelling on stolen Austrian and Italian passports.     

An official of the Civil Aviation Department said on Wednesday a probe was on to determine how the two alleged Asian-looking suspects could have passed through immigration here.         

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 with 239 people on board vanished without a trace about an hour after taking off from Kuala Lumpur early Saturday. The Boeing 777-200ER was presumed to have crashed off the Vietnamese coast into the South China Sea.

The plane took off from Kuala Lumpur at 12.41 AM local time Saturday and was due to land in Beijing at 6.30 AM the same day. The 227 passengers on the flight included five Indians, 154 Chinese and 38 Malaysians.

 

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