Police have released images of the two men who boarded the missing Malaysia Airlines flight with stolen passports.
Officials today identified one of the men as 19-year-old Iranian Pouria Nur Mohammad Mehrdad, who police said was believed to have been planning to enter Germany to seek asylum and was not thought to be a member of a terrorist group.
Malaysian police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said the identity of the other man was still under investigation. He said the possibility the plane had been attacked by terrorists was 'fading', adding his detectives were now looking into four main areas: sabotage, hijacking or psychological problems among either the crew or the passengers.
The announcement came as authorities expanded their search for the Boeing 777 on the opposite side of the country from where it disappeared nearly four days ago with 239 people on board.