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Malaysia Airlines jetliner disappears; two passengers may have had stolen passports

Iranian passengers with stolen passports
Iranian passengers with stolen passports

Malaysia Airlines jetliner disappears with reports that two passengers may have had stolen passports. An international search team continues looking for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner. Two large oil slicks have been spotted by the Vietnamese Air Force and could be possibly the first evidence of where the plane may have crashed. In the meantime, Italian and Austrian officials have confirmed that that the names of two citizens listed on the flight’s manifest matched the names on two passports reported stolen in Thailand. Vietnamese air force planes spotted two large oil slicks Saturday in the region where a Malaysia Airlines jetliner disappeared, the first sign that the Boeing 777 with 239 people aboard had crashed. Asked whether terrorism was suspected, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said authorities were “looking at all possibilities, but it is too early to make any conclusive remarks.”  Contributing to fears of foul play was word from foreign ministries in Italy and Austria that the names of two citizens listed on the flight’s manifest matched the names on two passports reported stolen in Thailand.

Source: AP        News Tracker:  Malaysia Airlines