(USA TODAY) Officials released the nationalities and flight manifest of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which is missing after being en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
However, two passengers on the flight manifest weren't on board the plane, according to foreign ministry officials in Italy and Austria.
Italian news agency ANSA reported that the Italian citizen whose name is on the passenger manifest, Louis Maraldi, 37, from Cesena, was not aboard the plane and had phoned his parents to say that he is well. He had reported his passport stolen Aug. 1 in Thailand. The Italian Foreign Ministry has confirmed that the Italian was not on board the aircraft.
At the same time, Austrian Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Weiss told the AP that a name listed on the manifest matches an Austrian passport reported stolen two years ago in Thailand. Weiss would not confirm the identity.
1. China / Taiwan - 152, plus 1 infant / 1
2. Malaysia - 38
3. Indonesia - 7
4. Australia - 6
5. France - 3
6. United States - 3, including 1 infant*
7. New Zealand - 2
8. Ukraine - 2
9. Canada - 2
10. Russia - 1
11. Italy - 1
12. India - 5
13. Netherlands - 1
14. Austria - 1
*The Americans were named as Nicole Meng, 4; Philip Wood, 51; and Yan Zhang, 2.