Missing Malaysian Airlines plane may have changed course
Interpol has released an image of two Iranians who were traveling with stolen passports on a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner.
The image showed the two men boarding a plane at the same time. One of them has been identified as a 19-year-old Iranian man believed to have been trying to migrate to Germany. Police said he had no connection to any terrorist group.
Meanwhile, the search for the plane continues. Dozens of ships and planes from ten countries are scouring the South China Sea where the plane was last detected.
The Malaysian Air Force has been sending planes from Subang Air Base to search for the aircraft that went missing last Saturday. Planes are flying below 1,000 feet to search for any signs of the plane.
The flight took off from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing. The initial search operation concentrated on the eastern coast of Malaysia, but has now been expanded to the Strait of Malacca.
What happened to Flight 370 remains a mystery, although the Malaysian military now says it has radar evidence showing the missing Boeing 777 jetliner changed course and made it to the Malacca Strait, hundreds of miles away from the last location reported by civilian authorities.
Local newspaper Berita Harian quoted Malaysian air force chief Gen. Rodzali Daud as saying radar at a military base had detected the airliner near Pulau Perak, at the northern approach to the strait.
A high-ranking military official involved in the investigation confirmed the report on Tuesday and also said the aircraft was believed to be flying low. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the information.