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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Former Pilot Suspects Foul Play In Missing Flight

This picture taken aboard a Vietnamese Air Force Russian-made MI-171 helicopter shows a crew member looking out from a door during a search flight some 200 km over the southern Vietnamese waters off Vietnam's island Phu Quoc on March 11, 2014 as part of continued efforts aimed at finding traces of the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)

A crew member looks out the door from a Vietnamese Air Force helicopter during a search flight, March 11, 2014, aimed at finding traces of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)

Interpol has released images of two men who were using stolen passports when they boarded Malaysia Airlines flight 370 on Saturday. Both men were identified as Iranian and one was seeking asylum in Germany, according to the international police organization.

So far, Interpol investigators say they have not found a terrorist link to the plane’s disappearance.

Former American Airlines pilot Mark Weiss tells Here & Now that he’s not sure what happened to the flight, but “I think there was a some kind of a struggle in airplane — something may have happened in the cockpit that prevented the pilots from doing their duties.”


  • Mark Weiss, former American Airlines pilot. He’s currently head of the civil aviation team with the Spectrum Group, a consulting firm based in Washington D.C.

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