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Italy and Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was a scheduled international flight which left Kuala Lumpur on Saturday, 8 March 2014 at 00:42 am (MYT) and was expected to arrive in Beijing at 6:30 am (MYT).

There were 12 crew and 227 passengers on board.

For reasons that are still not known, the aircraft made a turn-back west across the Malay Peninsula; changed direction again and flew north west towards the Andaman Sea; and then turned south.

Flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean.

According to the Passenger Manifest, one of the persons on-board was an Italian citizen. However it was soon confirmed that the Italian male was on holiday in Thailand and his passport had been stolen in August 2013 while in Malaysia[1].

The Royal Malaysian Police revealed that the Italian passport had been used by one of two Iranian passengers on MH370 who both traveled from Kuala Lumpur on stolen passports.

  1. Two on plane list didn't board flight, The Age, 9 March 2014.