Iranian Got Flight 370 Mystery Tix

    Family members of those onboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 cry at a hotel in Putrajaya March 9, 2014. Radar tracking the missing Malaysia Airlines flight indicated that it may have turned back from its scheduled route to Beijing before disappearing, and Malaysian rescue teams have expanded their search to the country's western coast, Malaysian military officials said on Sunday.   REUTERS/Zulfadhli Zaki (MALAYSIA - Tags: TRANSPORT DISASTER) - RTR3GA9A

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    Iran just got an unsavory tie-in to the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the Financial Times reported Monday. The two men traveling on stolen passports were apparently arranged by an Iranian middleman called "Mr. Ali," according to a Thai travel agent who booked the tickets and was paid in cash. Mr. Ali only requested the cheapest flight to Europe. Authorities still lack any hard information that could help explain how the aircraft disappeared on Friday. Some 40 ships and 34 aircraft from nine countries are searching the region where the plane may have disappeared. “We are every hour, every minute, every second, looking at every inch of the sea,” said the general of Malaysia’s department of civil aviation.

    Read it at The Financial Times