There were two Iranian passengers aboard flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, who had obtained stolen passports and were suspected to have played a key role in the vanishing of the Boeing 777 aircraft.
Pouria Nour Mohammad Mehrdad, 19, and Delavar Seyedmohammaderza, 29, were identified. Their photos were released through Interpol.
Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, Inspector General of Police from Malaysia said Mr. Seyedmohammaderza had been using a stolen Italian passport and it is believed he was travelling to Europe to begin a new life for himself. Mr. Mehrdad had been utilizing a stolen Austrian passport and it is believed he was preparing to meet up with his mother in Frankfurt and request asylum.
Based on this information, authorities think the disappearance of flight MH370 may have nothing to do with terrorism.
The Malaysian armed forces have unearthed facts about the Boeing 777’s flight course as it appears the aircraft was hundreds of kilometers off route and moving in the opposite direction of its intended destination.
The pilot’s of flight MH370 have come under fire for their unprofessional behavior regarding security. It’s been revealed they allowed two women inside of the cockpit back in 2011 during a flight.
Berita Harian, a Malaysian newspaper, quoted Rodzali Daud, the Air Force Chief General, as saying, through radar, their armed forces brigade had spotted the Boeing 777 next to Pulau Perak, which is north of the Malacca Strait. This information would put the aircraft southwest and way off its course. General Daud also thinks the plane was flying unusually low.
Radar and radio contact was apparently lost around the township of Kota Bharu which is just off the east coast of Malaysia.
Reuters news agency quoted a military representative: “It changed course after Kota Bharu and took a lower altitude. It made it into the Malacca Strait.”
If the supposed information is to be believed, Peter Goelz, former Managing Director of the US National Transportation Safety Board said the plane purposely veered off course from its destination to Beijing.
“This kind of deviation in course is simply inexplicable,” Mr. Goelz told CNN.
Flight MH370 which had 239 people aboard including 6 Australians, is still missing. The ordeal has left the families and friends of the passengers confused, furious and distressed.