On March 8, 2014, a Malaysia Airlines jet flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing lost contact with air traffic control over the South China Sea.
The aircraft was carrying 239 people, including 154 Chinese passengers. Search operations, in the Indian Ocean area southwest of Perth, Australia, found no trace of the aircraft.
Born in Kashgar prefecture, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. He was a Uygur painter who taught at a local college. His works often dealt with the life of Uygur people.
From Shanghai. He worked as an art designer at a local newspaper in Xinjiang. His traditional Chinese paintings were mainly about birds and flowers.
He was Hu's father. The family had just vacationed in Malaysia.
Her nickname was "Panpan".
She was Hu's mother. She explained the meaning of her daughter's name in her blog. Si: intelligent and Guan: elegant.
From Dalian. He was an employee of Huawei group and had been working on a project in Malaysia. His son was about 4 months old.
Lives in Xinjiang, she had various occupations, including nurse, shop owner and farmer. As an amateur, traditional Chinese painting artist, she specialised in painting flowers and had held an exhibition in Habahe,Xinjiang. Her husband said she was so excited to take her works to Malaysia.
Born in Nanjing, Jiangsu province. He had written about how he luckily escaped death four times and always carried a stamp that said, "God blesses me".
Before he boarded the flight to Beijing, he called home to comfort his worried parents in Indonesia, who were concerned about recent reports of terrorism in south Yunnan. His father, C. H. Siregar, described Firman as a smart kid and said he had been attending an orientation exercise in Malaysia.
He left for a mining job in Mongolia earlier in March 2014. He and his wife took precautions, his wife said. Paul couldn't wear his wedding ring in the mine site, so he left it and his watch at home with instructions to pass them on to his two sons, "should anything happen" to him.
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Catherine's last comment on Facebook was "Off to China". She was believed to have been heading on a long-planned trip to China together with Robert, Rodney and Mary.
He had just gotten his A-level grades and certificate from the United Kingdom. He enjoyed cycling and planned to go to a university in the United States.
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He was Pouria's Iranian companion. Investigators have found no links to connect the two to any terror groups and believe that they were asylum seekers.