By Ana Baric
Passport Stamps. Photo Credit: Flickr. Jon Rawlinson
The March 7 disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines plane one hour into its flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing was strange enough.
The plane made contact with ground control 35,000 feet above the Gulf of Thailand and then, due to pilot error, mechanical failure, terrorism, or otherwise —it disappeared, leading to a multinational air and sea search that is still ongoing.
The peculiarity of this missing flight was compounded by the identity of two of its passengers: Italian Luigi Maraldi and Austrian Christian Kozel— two men whose passports were on board even though they were not.