Malaysia Airlines flight 370

Flight MH370: Who were the passengers aboard the lost aircraft?

PUBLISHED : Friday, 25 April, 2014, 6:08pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 06 August, 2015, 12:01pm

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 took off from Kuala Lumpur on March 8, 2014, headed for Beijing. It never arrived. All 227 passengers and 12 crew are presumed dead after radar data showed the Boeing 777's last recorded position over a remote part of the southern Indian Ocean.

After sixteen months of exhaustive underwater searches, debris thought to be part of a 777 washed up on a remote French island in the western Indian Ocean. As Malaysian and French investigators make sense of the wreckage to possibly help solve the mystery of MH370's disappearance, we look back on the victims on the ill-fated jet.

An Wenlan, 63, Chinese

One of a group of 24 Chinese artists who had travelled to Kuala Lumpur to attend an art exhibition. Resident of Habahe county in Northern Xinjiang province.

Bao Yuanhua, 63, and Liu Rusheng, 76, both Chinese

Bao and Liu had travelled to Kuala Lumpur to attend an art exhibition. Bao was director of Nanjing's Social and Technology Statistics Bureau.

Bai Xiaomo, 37, and Muktesh Mukherjee, 42, both Canadian

Chinese-born Bai and her husband Muktesh Mukherjee had been returning from a holiday to Vietnam. The pair lived in Beijing with their sons Mirav, 9, and Miles, 2.

Bian Maoqin, 67, Chinese

Originally from Tianjin, it was Bian’s first time travelling overseas.

Bian Liangjing, 27, Chinese

A dentistry graduate from Shijiazhuang in Hebei, Bian Liangjing left his wife and infant daughter in 2013 to work as a construction worker in Singapore. He was on a transfer flight to Beijing – his first flight back home.

Mohdhassim Bibynazli, 62, Malaysian

Known as Biby, the wife of former Celcom chief executive officer Datuk Mohamed Ramli Abbas, was travelling with her two daughters, Dina, 30 and Maria, 32, as well as her younger sister Noorida.

Nikolai Brodskii, 43, Russian

A resident of the Siberian city of Irkutsk, Brodskii was a scuba diving instructor who was returning to Russia from a diving holiday in Bali, Indonesia. He is a husband and father of sons aged 17 and 11.

Rodney Burrows, 59, and Mary Burrows, 54, Australian

Rodney and Mary Burrows were travelling with their friends Catherine and Robert Lawton. The Burrows, parents of two adult daughters and a son, had just moved house a fortnight before the flight.

Cao Rui, 32, and Ma Jun, 33, both Chinese

Cao worked for a foreign company in Beijing and travelled to Malaysia for a business trip. Her colleagues went back to Beijing after the trip, but Cao stayed behind with husband Ma Jun to celebrate their delayed honeymoon. Ma, who worked for another foreign firm, used his annual leave to be with Cao for their romantic trip. 

Huan Peen Chan, 46, Malaysian

Known as Jesse, he was an engineer at Malaysian company Freescale Semiconductor, one of 20 employees the company confirmed was on the flight. Lived in Kuala Lumpur with his wife Janet and their two children Xanthus and Lukas

Che Junzhang, 68, Chinese

Wife of Zhang Jinquan, Che was part of the group of Chinese artists who had travelled to Kuala Lumpur to attend the art exhibition

Chen Jianshe, 58, Chinese
Chen Changjun, 35, Chinese

Chen was on his way home to visit his dying father in Shandong province. His father died the day Malaysia Airlines announced the plane was missing

Chen Wei, 43, and Tan Sioh Peng, 41, Malaysian

The couple were on holiday without their children aged 15 and 11. Son Eric Chen, 15, said his parents had skipped their routine of praying at a temple near their house in Klang before going on their trip.

Chen Yun, 57, Chinese

Retriee returning home from a trip in Nepal with friends, transiting through Malaysia.

Kar Mooi Chew, 31, Malaysian

Maybank employee travelling to Beijing for work. Her mother thought she had left on March 6th and had no idea she was on the flight.

Chuang Hsiu-ling, 45, Taiwanese

Travelling with her husband and elder son on a business trip to Beijing.

Chng Mei, 33, Malaysian

An engineer working for Eastman Chemical Co. in Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, she was returning to the US via Beijing.

Oleg Chustrak, 45, Ukranian
Dai Shuling, 58, Chinese

Worked for a Chinese software company. Wife of Wang Rui and mother of Jiao Weiwei.

Anne Daisy, 56, Malaysian

Surti Dahlia, 50, Dutch

Described as an “independent” woman by her friends, Dahlia was born in Indonesia, lived in the Netherlands and had gone to Malaysia for vacation. Dahlia’s friends say that she had been looking forward to the holiday and the chance to meet a man that she had gotten to know over the internet.

Sergii Deineka, 45, Ukranian
Di Jiabin, 36, Chinese

Di was a migrant worker in Singapore.

Mohamedyu Dina, 30, Malaysian

Daughter of Datin Biby Nazli Mohd Hassim.

Ding Ying, 28, Chinese

Gradaute of Beijing Foreign Studies University's International Business School.

Ding Lijun, 43, Chinese

Returning to China for a family reunion for the first time after relocating to Singapore for work in the construction industry.

Ding Ying, 62, Chinese
Dong Guowei, 48, Chinese

A painter and art teacher in Nanjing. One of a group of 24 Chinese artists who had travelled to Kuala Lumpur to attend an art exhibition.

Dou Yunshan, 61, Chinese

Travelling with wife Zhang Yanhui. Formerly a senior official of Qinhuangdao's Administration of Work Safety in Hebei.

Du Wen. 50, Chinese

Dalian resident working for a shipping company.

Feng Dong, 21, Chinese

From Lianyungang in Jiangsu province, living at working in Singapore.

Feng Jixin, 70, Chinese

A painter from Anhui province, One of a group of 24 Chinese artists who had travelled to Kuala Lumpur to attend an art exhibition. Former deputy secretary of Liuan city-level propaganda department.

Fu Baofeng, 28, Chinese

One of a group of 24 Chinese artists who had travelled to Kuala Lumpur to attend an art exhibition.

Gan Tao, 44, Chinese

Worked for Halliburton.

Gan Fuxiang, 49, Chinese

Was deputy director of the international liaison office of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions.

Gao Ge, 27, Chinese
Gu Naijun, 31, Australian

Born in Shanghai, studied in Sydney. Split her time between Australia and China.

Guan Huajin, 34, Malaysian

A Penang-born engineer who had been on her way to Beijing for a business trip. She was an employee of US technology company Freescale Semiconductor.

Guan Wenjie, 35, Chinese

Worked for the American company Freescale Semiconductor Inc, in China. Father of a four-year-old boy.

Han Jing, 53, Chinese

A single mother, Han treated herself to a luxurious vacation abroad. The last time she contacted her family was on March 4, 2014, when she sent a message to her sister, informing her of the trip. To save money, she didn’t get international calling or internet service for her phone. 

Noorida Hashim, 57, Malaysian

Retired employee of Kuala Lumpur City Hall, travelling to Beijing on a holiday.

Hou Aiqin, 45, Chinese

Was transiting home after a group tour to Nepal. Nine people from the group decided to take flight MH370, because promotional tickets from China Southern Airlines were sold out. Hou once joked to her tour guide that the flight was a good deal, for she would have visited one more country than her other teammates due to the layover in Kuala Lumpur.

Hou Bo, 35, Chinese

Marketing director of a, a B2B commerce website. One of a group of 24 Chinese artists who had travelled to Kuala Lumpur to attend an art exhibition.

Hu Siwan, 3, Chinese
Hu Xiaoning, 34, Chinese

Used to work for the Beijing air force.

Huang Yi, 30, Chinese

Worked for Freescale Semiconductor Inc.

Huang Tianhui, 43, Chinese
Hue Puiheng, 43, Malaysian
Jia Ping, 32, Chinese
Jiang Cuiyun, 62, Chinese
Jiang Xueren, 62, Chinese
Jiang Ying, 27, Chinese

Jiang waited tables in Kuala Lumpur for three years before returning to China. She flew to visit a good friend, who got married in Kuala Lumpur and stayed there for 12 days before boarding the flight. 

Jiao Weiwei, Chinese, 32

Married to Wang Rui, also onboard. The mother of Wang Moheng, the flight's youngest passenger.

Jiao Wenxue, 58, Chinese

Father of fellow passenger Jiao Weiwei.

Jee Jing Hang, 41, Malaysian

Businessman, 40, on trip to Beijing.

Ju Kun, 32, Chinese

Martial artist travelling to Beijing on a business trip. Ju worked on 2013 film The Grandmaster as assistant to Yuen Woo-ping, the action choreographer.

Kang Xu, 34, Chinese

Kang was an MBA student at Peking University and worked for a foreign trade company in Beijing. He could speak five languages, and was a father to a one-year-old daughter. He went to Malaysia for a business trip.

Tiongmeng Koh, 40, Malaysian
Chetana Kolekar, 55; Vinod Kolekar, 59; and Swandand Kolekar, 23; Indian

A family from Mumbai, Chetana was microbiologist who was on the flight with her husband Vinod and younger son Swandand to visit the couple's eldest son, Sanved, in Beijing. Husband Vinod was a retired engineer at one of India’s biggest conglomerates, Mahindra & Mahindra. Swandand, meanwhile, received an engineering degree and was at the time trying to get into the Indian Institute of Technology, one of India’s most prestigious colleges, for further studies. 

Christian Kozel, 30, Austrian

Did not board the flight, his passport was used by an Iranian man. 

Catherine Lawton, 54 and Robert Lawton, 58, Australian

Married couple from Queensland who were travelling with their good friends the Burrowses (also on board) on a holiday.

Lee Kah Kin, 32, and Lee Sew Chu, 55, Malaysian

Both in their late 20s, they worked for Freescale Semiconductor Inc.

Li Yanlin, 29, Chinese

Employee of Chinese telecommunications company ZTE travelling on a business trip.

Li Zhi, 41, Chinese
Li Guohui, 56, Chinese

Used to work for Changhe Aircraft Industries Group.

Li Hongjing, 20, Chinese
Li Jie, 27, Chinese

Travelling with four colleagues on a business trip.

Li Mingzhong, 69, Chinese

A calligrapher. One of a group of 24 Chinese artists who had travelled to Kuala Lumpur to attend an art exhibition.

Li Wenbo, 29, Chinese

A graduate from the Communications University of China who was soon to be married.

Li Yan, 31, Chinese

From Henan province, returning form a holiday in Malaysia with her husband and four other friends, also on board.

Li Yuan, 33, Australian

Partner in a Beijing startup software firm, married to Gu Naijun, also on board.

Li Yuchen, 27, Chinese

Hubei native who held a doctoral degree from Cambridge. Working for a multinational corporation based in Beijing.

Li Zhijin, 30, Chinese

A painter. One of a group of 24 Chinese artists who had travelled to Kuala Lumpur to attend an art exhibition.

Li Zhixin, 35, Chinese

Li tried to launch a job as a construction worker in Singapore but failed. Father of a 12-year-old daughter and six-year-old son. 

Li Le, 36, Chinese

Li was returning to his home in Chengde, Hebei province. Worked in real estate doing business in Malaysia and had a seven year old daighter.

Liang Luyang, 60, Chinese
Liang Xuyang, 30, Chinese

Engineer working for Huawei, originally from Dalian.

Lim Powchua, 43, Malaysian
Lin Annan, 27, Chinese
Lin Mingfeng, 34, Chinese

A migrant worker in Singapore, Lin was flying home to visit his family. He has an 11-year-old daughter and a six-year-old son. Lin’s sister said he originally planned to arrive home on March 10, but rescheduled his flight to travel with two friends. 

Liu Fengying, 65, Chinese
Liu Jinpeng, 33, Chinese
Liu Qiang, 40, Chinese

Construction worker from Shandong province who had worked in Singapore for over four years. He had decided to go travelling while on a two week break from work.

Liu Shunchao, 46, Chinese
Liu Zhongfu, 72, Chinese

A painter from Dalian, Liaoning province. One of a group of 24 Chinese artists who had travelled to Kuala Lumpur to attend an art exhibition.

Lou Baotang, 79, Chinese

A calligrapher. One of a group of 24 Chinese artists who had travelled to Kuala Lumpur to attend an art exhibition.

Lu Jianhua, 57, Chinese

An architect travelling on business.

Lu Xianchu, 33, Chinese

A graduate of Peking University.

Lui Ching, 45, Chinese

The only Hong Kong resident onboard.

Luo Wei, 29, Chinese

A professional driver from Zhengzhou, Henan province.

Ma Wenshi, 57, Chinese
Memetjan Abula (Maimaitijiang Abula), 35, Chinese

A painter and art teacher from Kashgar, Xinjiang province. One of a group of 24 Chinese artists who had travelled to Kuala Lumpur to attend an art exhibition.Travelling abroad for the first time.

Mao Tugui, 72, Chinese

A painter and member of the Sichuan Artists Assosciation.

Luigi Maraldi, 37, Italian

Did not board the flight; his passport was used by an Iranian man.

Nor Fadzillah Mat Rahim, 39, Malaysian

Nor graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Science degree from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1999 and married fellow ’99 grad Azrai Izet Mohamad. They resided in Malaysia and Nor had been heading to Beijing on business when the tragedy occurred.  

Meng Bing, 40, Chinese, and Nicole Meng, 4, American

Meng Bing was flying with children Nicole and Leo, both American citizens, along with his wife and parents.

Meng Fanquan, 70, and Xu Chuane, 57, both Chinese

The father and mother of Meng Bing, respectively.

Zhang Yan, 45, Chinese

A resident of Huanren Manchu Autonomous County in eastern Liaoning province. She was reportedly pregnant and traveling with her husband, in-laws and two children, Nicole and Leo. She had dual citizenship in China and America.

Mohamed Yunus Ramli Maria, 52, Malaysian
Pouri Nour Mohammad, 18, Iranian and Delavar Seyed Mohammadreza, 29, Iranian

Both Mohammad and Mohammadreza used Iranian passports to fly from Doha to Kuala Lumpur before boarding the MH370 flight to Beijing using stolen documents. Media reports have indicated that both men were seeking a new life in Europe. Mohammad had been hoping to join his mother in Germany, and had planned to transit from Beijing to Amsterdam and finally Frankfurt.

Selamat Mohdkhairulamri, 29, Malaysian

An aviation engineer employed by a private jet charter company, travelling to Beijing for work. Father of a 15-month-old daughter.

Sofuan Ibrahim Mohamad, 33, Malaysian

Mohamad had received an international posting from Malaysia's Ministry of International Trade and Industry and was on his way to Beijing to report for work.

Suhaili Mustafa, 31, Malaysian

Freescale employee, planning to stay in Beijing for one month.

Maylim Ng, 37, Malaysian
Razahan Zamani Muhammad, 24, and Norliakmar Hamid, 33, both Malaysian

The couple, who recently experienced a miscarriage of their baby, were travelling to Beijing on her honeymoon. He was a salesman at the supermarket chain AEON in Kuala Lumpur. He loved singing songs, riding motorcycles and playing video games. She worked as an assistant at Prima Elite Technology, an aviation maintenance company.

Ouyang Xin, 38, Chinese
Puspanathan Subramanian, 34, Malaysian

A marketing manager whose children cried when he left his house to go to the airport. According to Puspanathan's grandfather, both children "acted weirdly and did not want [their father] to leave the house". Puspanathan nearly cancelled his flight but still ended up leaving.

Safuan Ramlan, 32, Malaysian

Married with children, he was on his way to a training course in Beijing with colleagues from the US based tech company Freescale Semiconductors. He checked in on Facebook before boarding the flight and responded in disgust to his friend’s insensitive joke about having dog soup in China. 

Chandrika Sharma, 51, Indian

Director of the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) in Chennai, en route to Mongolia for a conference.

Shi Xianwen, 26, Chinese

From Anyang, Henan procince, Returning home from a business trip in Australia.

Kranti Shirsath, 44, Indian

A chemistry lecturer on her way to North Korea to visit her husband who works there for the international nonprofit Concern Worldwide. The couple have two sons in primary school.

Sim Keng Wei, 53, Malaysian

His friend recalled him as cheerful, friendly and generous. He worked in a company before setting up three kindergartens in Nanjiang, China. 

Firman Siregar, 25, Indonesian

Siregar had recently been employed by American-owned oil company Schlumberger.and was participating in an orientation in Malaysia. He graduated from the Bandung Institute of Technology.

Song Feifei, 32, Chinese

An employee with consultign firm TSDco.

Song Chunling, 60, Chinese
Song Kun, 25, Chinese

A construction worker in Singapore employed by a Chinese company that was based in Anhui province. Song had worked in Singapore since September 2013.

Su Qiangguo, 71, Chinese

Wife of Zhang Siming, also on board.

Ferry Indra Suadaya, 42, and Herry Indra Suadaya, 35, both Indonesian

The brothers were travelling together on their annual trip to China.

Lo Sugianto, 47, Indonesian and Vinny Chynthyatio, 47, Malaysian

Electrical contractor. He dreamed for four years of a vacation with wife Vinny Chynthya Tio, with home he had three children, but both of them had little time for it. They boarded on the missing plane for a trip to China, a gift given by friend.

Tan Teikhin, 32, Malaysian

He left for China, where he worked on March 8th, while his wife was expecting a child in Malaysia. They also have a one-year-old daughter.

Tan Ahmeng, 46, Malaysian

Tan had been travelling with his Taiwanese wife, Chuang Hsiu-ling, and son to Beijing for a vacation.

Tan Weichew, 19, Malaysian

The son of Tan Ahmeng and Chuang Hsiu-ling.

Tan Chongling, 48, Malaysian

Tan was a businessman who founded a mining company in Malaysia. He was father to two children, 17 and 13 at the time of the plane's disappearance. Tan loved cooking extravagant meals for his family and taking them on overseas trips.

Tang Xudong, 31, Chinese
Tang Xuezhu, 57, and Yang Qingyuan, 57, both Chinese

The couple spent a holiday in Nepal before boarding a flight to return to China.

Tanurisam Indrasuria, 57, Indonesian
Tee Linkeong, 50, Malaysian
Teoh Kimlun, 36, Malaysian

Father to a toddler who turned two at the time of his disappearance.

Tian Junwei, 29, Chinese

An engineer for Huawei who had been stationed in Malaysia since 2012, Tian was originally from Wendeng county, Shandong province.

Tian Qingjun, 51, Chinese

Tian and his wife Xie Liping worked in the finance industry and were returning home after accompanying their son to Melborne.

Tong Soonlee, 31, Malaysian

Worked with US technology firm Freescale Semiconductor.

Wan Hockkhoon, 42, Malaysian
Wang Shouxian, 69, Chinese
Wang Shu, 61, Chinese
Wang Xianjun, 61, Chinese
Wang Chunhua, 34, Chinese
Wang Chunyong, 43, Chinese

A former teacher and lawyer of De Yi Jun Da law firm in Shandong province.

Wang Dan, 54, Chinese
Wang Haitao, 26, Chinese
Wang Houbin, 28, Chinese
The manager of an art website.
Wang Linshi, 59, Chinese

A member of the Jiangsu Artists Association. Husband of fellow passenger Xiong Deming.

Wang Willysurijanto, 53, Indonesian
Wang Yonggang, 27, Chinese

Wang worked in China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). He was a top student in his high school, received the highest score on the college entrance examination in Funing country and graduated from Peking University.

Wang Yonghui, 33, Chinese

Originally from Hebei, Wang had been working in Singapore.

Wang Yongqiang, 30, Chinese

A construction worker in Singapore who had been on his way home to Hebei province for a family reunion.

Wang Lijun, 49, Chinese
Wang Ximin, 50, New Zealander
Wang Rui, 35, Chinese

A board member for Boston Consulting Group.

Wang Moheng, 2, Chinese

The youngest passenger on flight MH370. The son of Wang Rui and Jiao Weiwei, Wang Moheng was only 23 months old at the time of the flight’s disappearance. According to friends, his parents had taken him on his first overseas trip to “escape the bad air” of Beijing.

Ambre Wattrelos, 14, French

Believed to be the sister of Hadrien Wattrelos and the daughter of Laurence Wattrelos.

Hadrien Wattrelos, 17, and Zhao Yan, 18, both French

Two high school sweethearts who attended Lycee Francais International de Pekin, also known as the French School of Beijing.

Laurence Wattrelos, 52, French

Believed to be the mother of Hadrien and Ambre. Listed as vice president of the parent-teacher association of the French School of Beijing.

Paul Weeks, 39, New Zealander

A mechanical engineer who had been on his way to a new job in Mongolia. He planned to return as often as possible to his home in Perth, Australia, where he left his wife and two young sons.

Wen Yongsheng, 34, Chinese

Businessman and a MBA graduate from Peking University. The father-of-two celebrated his son’s one year-old birthday before setting off for a four day business trip to Malaysia.

Wen Hao, 32, Chinese
Weng Mei, 39, Chinese

Originally from Henan, Weng was the owner of a cosmetics company.

Wong Saisang, 53, Malaysian

A senior marketing manager at Malaysia Land Properties. According to his wife, Wong had not been scheduled for MH370 but had taken the plane after missing an earlier flight.

Philip Wood, 51, American

An IBM executive who had worked in Bejing in the past two years. He was described by friends as an “adventurous” person who was on his last trip to China before taking up a position in Kuala Lumpur

Xie Liping, 51, Chinese

The wife of fellow passenger Tian Qingjun.

Xin Xixi, 32, Chinese

Worked for Freescale Semiconductor in Tianjin, China. Mother of a four-year-old child, she loved posting travel photos with husband. 

Xing Fengtao, 36, Chinese

Xing worked in the trade industry and travelled between Malaysia and Beijing on flight MH370 over a dozen of times a year. He was planning to marry his girlfriend this year.

Xing Qiao, 27, Chinese

An employee of Shell who graduated from Jilin Univeristy and completed graduate studies at the University of Southern California. Xing was a Harbin resident.

Xiong Deming, 63, Chinese

The wife of Wang Linshi. Described by her son as “sweet and thoughtful”.

Ya Na, 26, Chinese
Yan Ling, 29, Chinese
Yan Peng, 29, Chinese

The husband of fellow passenger Zhang Meng.

Yan Xiao, 27, Chinese
Yang Li, 35, Chinese
Yang Ailing, 60, Chinese

Was returning to China from a Nepal trip. 

Yang Jiabao, 26, Chinese

Yang had been returning from a trip to Malaysia with her mother.

Yang Meihua, 65, Chinese
Yang Xiaoming, 59, Chinese
Yao Jianfeng, 70, Chinese

A painter from Xinjiang.

Yao Lifei, 31, Chinese
Yap Cheemeng, 39, Malaysian

An associate Dean at the National University of Singapore.

Yin Boyan, 33, Chinese
Yin Yuewang, 21, Chinese
Yuan Jin, 63, Chinese
Yue Guiju, 51, Chinese

Chairwoman of the investment committee of Delong Holdings, a steel manufacturing and trading group in Beijing.

Yue Wenchao, 26, Chinese

A business student from Inner Mongolia who had travelled to Malaysia to visit his girlfriend Jessie. Yue studied in the UK.

Yusop Muzi, 50, Malaysian

Freescale Semiconductor worker Yusop was on his way to Beijing for a Business trip. According to the New York Daily News, He asked his mother to accompany him to the airport but she declined because his father is ill.

Zang Lingdi, 58, Chinese
Zhang Chi, 58, Chinese

Vice president of the China Welfare Charity. Had travelled to Malaysia to set up a meeting on the charity’s behalf.

Zhang Liqin, 43, Chinese
Zhang Qi, 31, Chinese

An investment company employee and assistant of fellow passenger Yue Guiju.

Zhang Hua, 43, Chinese

An employee of China-based consulting firm TSDco.

Zhang Lijuan, 61, Chinese
Zhang Na, 34, Chinese

Wife of fellow passenger Hu Xiaoning.

Zhang Siming, 71, Chinese

A painter from Hunan.

Zhang Xiaolei, 32, Chinese

A Haozhou native who had been living in Beijing.

Zhang Hualian, 42, Chinese

Medium-rank employee at China Telecom.

Zhang Jianwu, 31, Chinese

A government employee of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

Zhang Jinquan, 72, Chinese

A calligrapher from Sichuan.

Zhang Meng, 29, Chinese

A participant in an international convention in Manila, on board MH370 for a transfer flight. Originally from Hanan province’s Zhengzhou, Zhang was the wife of fellow passenger Yan Peng. Both Zhang and her husband were on a tourist trip to Malaysia.

Zhang Xuewen, 61, Chinese
Zhang Yan, 36, Chinese
Zhang Yan, 2, USA
Zhang Yanhui, 44, Chinese

A Qinhuangdao resident.

Zhang Zhonghai, 43, Chinese

A calligrapher from Xingtai, Hebei province.

Zhang Shaohua, 32, Chinese
Zhao Gang, 46, Chinese

A Dalian resident.

Zhao Qiwei, 37, Chinese

A fake passport with Zhao’s name was used. Fujian police have said that the true holder of the passport currently lives in the province and has never travelled abroad.

Zhao Yinxin, 3, Chinese
Zhao Peng, 25, Chinese

A migrant worker who was taking a transfer flight from Singapore to return home to Hebei province’s Dingzhou after a year-long working contract. Zhao tried to have a video chat with his wife at the airport but she declined, saying it would wake up their one-year old child.

Zhao Yan, 18, French
Zhao Zhaofeng, 73, Chinese, Painter

A painter from Nanjing.

Zheng Ruixian, 42, Chinese

The day flight MH370 went missing was her birthday.

Zhou Feng, 56, Chinese

Wife of fellow passenger Zhou Jinling.

Zhou Jinling, 61, Chinese

Calligrapher and senior adviser of the Shenzhen-based Sunshine Insurance Group.'

Zhou Shijie, 64, Chinese

A painter from Changsha.

Zhu Junyan, 41, Chinese

A female Buddhist painter from Xinjiang.


Zaharie Bin Ahmad Shah

Penang-born Zaharie Ahmad Shah, 53, was a veteran pilot with 18,365 flying hours under his belt in a 33-year career. He had a penchant for flying remote-controlled aircraft, as shown by photos sourced from his Facebook page, as well as using a Boeing 777 flight simulator system he owned to hone his passion for aviation. A friend described him a very caring and friendly person. "If he were sitting with us, he would be the one moving things on the table making sure you have your food and coffee," the friend told the Post. Zaharie had a wife and two children.

Fariq Bin ab-Hamid

The first officer on the flight and the one who was said to have uttered the last voice transmission from the plane: "All right, good night."

Patrick Francis Gomes
Andrew Nari
Goh Sock Lay
Tan Ser Kuin
Wan Swaid bin Wan Ismail
Junaidi bin Mohd Kassim
Mohd Hazrin bin Mohamed Hasnan
Ng Yar Chien
Foong Wai Yeung
Tan Size Hiang

With additional reporting by Yifei Chen and Kelly Liu