Wednesday, July 23, 2014   

(Flight MH370) Austria, Italy confirm names listed on manifest match those on stolen passports
(03-08 23:37)

Foreign ministry officials in Rome and Vienna confirm that names of two nationals listed on the manifest of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 match passports reported stolen in Thailand.
Italy's Foreign Ministry said Saturday that an Italian man whose name was listed as being aboard is traveling in Thailand and was not on the flight.
A foreign ministry functionary, 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 on board the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 flight to Beijing.
Austrian Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Weiss confirmed that a name listed on the manifest matches an Austrian passport reported stolen two years ago in Thailand. Weiss would not confirm the identity.
The flight carrying 239 people was on route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.—AP


   
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