09 March 2014

Missing Malaysia Airlines flight: Live updates as it emerges two of 227 passengers were using STOLEN passports..

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Two passengers - on Austrian and one Italian - believed to have been on board, have since been confirmed as alive and well
 






This is the first photo to reportedly show the oil slicks spotted off the south coast of Vietnam.
We cannot verify its authenticity at this time.
4:13 pm





This is the first photo to reportedly show the oil slicks spotted off the south coast of Vietnam.
We cannot verify its authenticity at this time.
4:08 pm
At this stage we still have no confirmation on what has happened to MH370.
But speculation about a possible terror attack has increased in the past few hours in light of the revelation that two of the passengers were travelling of stolen passport.
Last week 33 people were stabbed to death and 130 injured after a terror attack at a railway station in north-western China.
The government blamed separatists for the slaughter.
3:51 pm
Some more information on the reports of oil slicks spotted near Vietnam.
"Vietnam rescue airplanes saw two oil spills and one smoke column in the area around 150 miles west of Tho Chu island, but we can't confirm it's from that Malaysia plane," Pham Quy Tieu, vice minister of transportation, told Reuters by telephone.
"We sent two maritime boats and some military boats there to clarify, each boat with about 20 people. The oil spills are about 15km long. Those boats will be there in about three to four hours."
3:48 pm
Reuters have spoken to the Austrian Foreign Ministry spokesman in Vienna said and confirmed the second missing passport.
"Our embassy got the information that there was an Austrian on board. That was the passenger list from Malaysia Airlines.
"Our system came back with a note that this is a stolen passport," he said.
Police found the man at his home.
The passport was stolen two years ago while he was travelling in Thailand, the spokesman said.
2:51 pm
A SECOND passenger on the flight was using a stolen passport, it has emerged.
Austrian Christan Kozel, aged 30, has been confirmed as safe and well by authorities.
He said his passport was stolen when he visited Thailand two years ago, Austrian newspaper De Standard reports.
2:28 pm
Here's the full story on the Italian Luigi Maraldi who is definitely NOT on the missing flight.
He has phoned his family from Thailand to tell them he is alive and well.
1:45 pm
An extraordinary story has just emerged from Italy in relation to missing flight MH 370.
Luigi Maraldi, 37, from Cesena, was named as one of the passengers on board the plane.
However, reports in Italy have confirmed that he was NOT on board and that he had reported his passport stolen last August.
Mr Maraldi's parents have spoken to him in Thailand and he is 'fine', news agency ANSA reports.
The revelation suggests that one of the 227 passengers on board the missing flight was using a stolen passport.
1:25 pm




GettyThis handout picture taken and released by Hamid Ramlan shows his daughter Norliakmar Hamid and her husband Razahan Zamani who were passengers on a missing Malaysia Airlines flight, posing with relatives before take-off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport en route to Beijing.
This handout picture taken and released by Hamid Ramlan shows his daughter Norliakmar Hamid and her husband Razahan Zamani who were passengers on a missing Malaysia Airlines flight, posing with relatives before take-off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport en route to Beijing.



This is the first picture of two people believed to have been on board missing flight MH370.
Norliakmar Hamid, in the pink jacket on the right, and her husband Razahan Zamani, posed with relatives before taking off from Kuala Lumpur airport.
Norliakmar's father Hamid Ramlan released the picture as he waits to hear news.
12:51 pm
Malaysian Airlines released a full list of the all the passengers on board the missing flight earlier.
You can view it here.
12:48 pm
The 12-mile oil slick discovered by the Vietnamese Navy is the first confirmed piece of evidence that flight MH370 may have crashed.
It was spotted during searches of the South China Sea earlier.
We're expecting another press conference shortly and hope to hear more then.
12:21 pm




GettyAn airport worker writes on a sign board advising relatives of passengers of a missing Malaysia Airlines to go to a nearby hotel for information on the flight, at Beijing International Airport
An airport worker writes on a sign board advising relatives of passengers of a missing Malaysia Airlines to go to a nearby hotel for information on the flight, at Beijing International Airport

This was an airport working writing information for affected relatives on a whiteboard in Beijing earlier.
They were advised to go to a hotel and wait but many are now growing frustrated.


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