Pouria Nour Mohammah Mehrdad, 19 (left), and Delavar Seyed Mohammadreza, 29 (right), travelled to Malaysia on their Iranian passports before switching to the stolen Austrian and Italian documentsThe head of Interpol has said he does not believe the disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines plane was a terrorist incident as he revealed the identity of both of the men who used stolen passports to board the plane.
Italian Luigi Maraldi, whose stolen passport was used by a passenger boarding the missing Malaysian airliner
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on FacebookInterpol secretary general Ronald Noble said Iranian nationals Pouria Nour Mohammad Mehrdad, 19, and Delavar Seyed Mohammadreza, 29, travelled to Malaysia on their Iranian passports before switching to the stolen Austrian and Italian documents.He said the recent information about the men made terrorism a less likely cause of the plane's disappearance. He said:
Christian Kozel, whose stolen passport was used by a passenger on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370'The more information we get, the more we are inclined to conclude it is not a terrorist incident.' Malaysian police released images of the two men after they revealed the identity of the 19-year-old, who was believed to have been planning to enter Germany to seek asylum and was not thought to be a member of a terrorist group.
The Plane's Flight Path
The airline says the pilots did not send any distress signals, suggesting a sudden and possibly catastrophic incident. In a statement, Malaysia Airlines said search and rescue teams 'have expanded the scope beyond the flight path to the West Peninsula of Malaysia at the Straits of Malacca'.
An earlier statement had said the western coast of Malaysia was 'now the focus', but the airline subsequently said that phrase was an oversight. Malaysia's military believes the airliner missing for almost four days with 239 people on board flew for more than an hour after vanishing from air traffic control.
Air force chief Rodzali Daud has been quoted as saying the plane was tracked flying over the Strait of Malacca, on the other side of the country to where it disappeared from civilian radar
Malaysian authorities have previously said flight MH370 disappeared about an hour after it took off from Kuala Lumpur for the Chinese capital Beijing.
At the time it was roughly midway between Malaysia's east coast town of Kota Bharu and the southern tip of Vietnam, flying at 35,000 ft (10,670 metres). 'It changed course after Kota Bharu and took a lower altitude. It made it into the Malacca Strait.'
The time given by Rodzali was an hour and 10 minutes after the plane vanished from air traffic control screens over Igari waypoint, midway between Malaysia and Vietnam.
There was no word on what happened to the plane thereafter. it would mean the plane was able to maintain a cruising altitude and flew for about 500 km (350 miles) with its transponder and other tracking systems apparently switched off. Pray for MH370, the search is still on for the passengers and crew.