(FOXNEWS) — Two people aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 are traveling with passports reported stolen in Thailand, foreign ministry officials in Italy and Austria said.
Italy’s Foreign Ministry said that an Italian man, Luigi Maraldi, who was listed as being a passenger aboard the aircraft that was carrying 239 people, reported his passport stolen last August.
The Austrian Foreign Ministry also confirmed that a name listed on the official manifest matched an Austrian passport reported stolen two years ago in Thailand, and that the Austrian was not on the plane but would not release his name.
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The plane was carrying 227 passengers, including two infants and 12 crew members when it “lost all contact,” with Subang Air Traffic Control at 2:40 a.m., two hours into the flight, the airline said. The plane was expected to land in Beijing at 6:30 a.m. Saturday.