Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian police said Tuesday they had identified one of two men who boarded a missing Malaysian jet with fake passports as a 19-year-old Iranian believed to be seeking to emigrate to Germany.
“We believe he is not likely to be a member of any terror group and we believe he was trying to migrate to Germany,” said Malaysia’s national police chief Khalid Abu Bakar.
“Everybody who booked this flight boarded the plane,” Bakar said.
Khalid said authorities had not yet identified the other man.
So far, theories as to what might have happened to the plane have often served to deepen the mystery.
Two passengers using passports on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight were recorded in Interpol’s Stolen and Lost Travel Documents database, the international police organization confirmed on Sunday.
Officials started investigating terrorism concerns Saturday after authorities in Vienna and Rome confirmed that thenames of two passengers — an Italian and an Austrian — listed on the manifest of missing flight MH370 matched those of two people who weren’t on the plane who had their passports stolen.