BREAKING: Two of Malaysian Air Flight MH370 Passengers Were Using Stolen Passports – Christian Kozel & Luigi Maraldi
TWO OF THE PASSENGERS ON MALAYSIAN AIR FLIGHT MH370 WERE USING STOLEN PASSPORTS
** One stolen passport belonged to Austrian citizen – Christian Kozel – who reported his passport stolen two years ago.
** The second stolen passport belonged to Italian Luigi Maraldi
Flight MH370 path from Malaysia to Beijing KCRA
Two passengers on the Malaysian Airline System Bhd. (MAS) jet that disappeared with 239 people on board used stolen Austrian and Italian passports to board the aircraft, the European countries’ foreign ministries said.
Austrian officials contacted a man from the nation listed on the passenger manifest and found him to be “well,” Martin Weiss, a spokesman for Austria’s foreign ministry, said by telephone today. Luigi Maraldi, an Italian national also shown on the manifest, didn’t travel on the plane, spokesman Aldo Amati at the country’s foreign ministry said by phone.
The airline said Flight MH370 vanished an hour into a flight to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur. China, Vietnam, the Philippines, the U.S. and Singapore are assisting Malaysia to find the Boeing Co. (BA) 777-200 aircraft, which carried 227 passengers and 12 crew, Prime Minister Najib Razak said.
The Austrian’s passport was stolen two years ago during a trip to Asia, Weiss said. The man is now in Austria, he said. Maraldi’s passport also was stolen, according to Amati.
The second stolen passport belonged to Luigi Maraldi who is very much alive today.
The AP reported:
Italy’s Foreign Ministry said Saturday that an Italian man whose name was listed as being aboard is traveling in Thailand and was not aboard the plane.
A foreign ministry functionary, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed Italian reports that Luigi Maraldi had reported his passport stolen last August.
Italian news agency ANSA says Maraldi called home after hearing reports that an Italian with his name was aboard the plane.
Here is a list of the passengers aboard MH370:
Christian Kozel is the only Austrian on the passenger list.