Luigi Maraldi, Italian, age 37 was listed No. 101 on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 passenger manifest who boarded the plane that took off Kuala Lumpur on the early hours of Saturday morning, March 8 supposedly headed in Beijing.
Flight MH370 disappeared on the radar, two hours after it took off. It’s been 3 days and no signs of the aircraft yet and this lead to frustrations and anger from relatives of passengers of the jetliner.
But not Luigi‘s family. Apparently, somebody had impersonated Luigi and boarded Fllight MH370 with a stolen passport.
Luigi said he lost his passport while travelling on the island of Phuket last year.
But he was not alone. A second mystery man also boarded the flight under Austrian man’s Christian Kozel’s passport, sparking an investigation by Thai police as to whether his passport was also stolen. Read Speculations develop from possible to weird scenarios as search continues on the missing plane.
Maraldi revealed how he arrived in Phuket on March 1 last year for a two-week holiday, but lost his passport in a deal gone wrong at a Patong motorcycle rent shop, Phuket Wan Tourism News reported.
He said the woman at the shop had told him she gave his passport to another man who said he was only able to return home using a temporary travel document.
He said he only learned of the Malaysia Airlines plane going missing when his family called to check whether he was the same Luigi Maraldi that Italian officials told them had been on the flight.
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