Malaysian police chief revealed the identity of one of the passengers on board the plane as a 19 year old Iranian man and said it was “not likely” they were involved with a terrorist organisation. The investigation into the second person was ongoing.
Four scenarios were being considered, including hijacking, sabotage, psychological problems with crew and passengers and personal problems among crew and passengers.
The missing plane may have tried to head to another airport, according to an announcement from Malaysia airlines on Tuesday. The search area has again been expanded as it entered a fourth day.
There has been no confirmation of any findings of debris. Earlier reports from Vietnamese authorities of debris were not substantiated.
The United Nations Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organisation has asked nuclear experts to check for any evidence of an explosion in relation to the missing plane.