Interpol says "examining additional suspect passports" on Malaysia flight

ROME, March 9 Sun Mar 9, 2014 9:00am EDT

ROME, March 9 (Reuters) - International police agency Interpol said at least two passports recorded as lost or stolen in its database were used by passengers on board a missing Malaysia Airlines flight, and said it was "examining additional suspect passports" on Sunday.

Interpol said no checks of its database had been made by any country on an Austrian and an Italian passport between the time that they were stolen and the departure of the flight.

"Whilst it is too soon to speculate about any connection between these stolen passports and the missing plane, it is clearly of great concern that any passenger was able to board an international flight using a stolen passport listed in Interpol's databases," Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble said in a statement.

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kafantaris wrote:
Why are we still relying on flight recorders? Airplanes should be constantly sending their flight data to monitoring servers worldwide which can be accessed by the control towers.
If we can have complete telemetry and control of a rover in mars we should also have telemetry of commercial airplanes and ships on earth. The technology is there, and not prohibitively expensive. What is needed is international coordination. This is a job for the U.N., and it should set out to do it.

Mar 09, 2014 9:26am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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