See an investigator looking into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 tell a Kuala Lumpur press conference that the missing plane fake passport holders looked like Mario Balotelli.
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Malaysia’s civil aviation chief Azharuddin Abdul Rahman moved to dismiss early reports that the pair were of Asian appearance and told gathered journalists that:
They are not Asian-looking men.
When pressed on what they did look like, the chief replied in the form of a question:
Do you know a footballer by the name of [Mario] Balotelli?
Questions mounted over possible security lapses and whether a bomb or hijacking could have brought down the Beijing-bound plane, after Interpol confirmed at least two passengers used stolen passports and said it was checking whether others aboard had used false identity documents.
Mr Azharuddin said the DCA is investigating the possibility that the plane was hijacked, but stressed it has not ruled out any possible explanations.
“This (is an) unprecedented missing aircraft mystery, as you can put it, it is mystified and we are increasing our efforts to do what we have to do,” he said.
The passenger manifest issued by the airline included the names of two Europeans – Austrian Christian Kozel and Italian Luigi Maraldi – who were not on the plane. Their passports had been stolen in Thailand during the past two years.
An Interpol spokeswoman said a check of all documents used to board the plane had revealed more “suspect passports”, which were being investigated.
Malaysia’s state news agency quoted Home Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi as saying the two passengers using the stolen European passports were of Asian appearance, criticising border officials who let them through.
Watch the Channel 4 report as an investigator tells the waiting press that the missing plane fake passport holders looked like AC Milan star and Italian international Mario Balotelli: