Search for missing Malaysia Airlines plane continues

Posted on Mar 9 2014 - 11:15pm by IBC News

Malaysia, March 09: Search operations for a missing Malaysia Airlines flight that vanished from radar screens over the South China Sea with 227 passengers and 12 crew on board continued on Sunday.

By the early hours of Sunday, there were no confirmed signs of the plane or any wreckage, well over 24 hours after it went missing.

Vietnamese navy ships reached two oil slicks which were spotted earlier, but found nothing. There were no indications of sabotage or claims of an attack too.

But the passenger manifest issued by the airline included the names of two Europeans – Austrian Christian Kozel and Italian Luigi Maraldi – who, according to their foreign ministries, were not in fact on the plane.

Both the Austrian and Italian men claimed they lost their passports in Thailand two years ago and in 2013 respectively