Why are the missing Malaysian Airlines passengers' phones still ringing?

Why are the missing Malaysian Airlines passengers' phones still ringing? Relatives' agony as  search zone now switches to entirely new area and Iranian man on missing passport traced and 'isn't terrorist'

  • Smartphones of the missing aboard Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 are still ringing according to reports
  • As many as 19 families of missing passengers have claimed to be connected - and airline says they have rung crew's phones
  • Growing frustration among relatives who have received no information on their missing friends and relatives
  • Malaysian police say one of the two men on stolen passports was Iranian asylum seeker, 19, and 'not a terrorist' as his mother was waiting for him
  • Fate of the Boeing 777 remains a mystery and search now concentrates on different sea at least 200 miles from where it was last recorded

(UK Daily Mail) -- The ‘unprecedented mystery’ behind the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH 370 deepened on Monday when relatives claimed they were able to call the cellphones of their missing loved ones.

According to the Washington Post, family of some of the 239 people on board the vanished Boeing 777 said that they were getting ring tones and could see them active online through a Chinese social networking service called QQ.

One man said that the QQ account of his brother-in-law showed him as online, but frustratingly for those waiting desperately for any news, messages sent have gone unanswered and the calls have not been picked up.

This new eerie development comes as the Malaysian authorities said they had identified one of the men on two stolen European passports who were on the flight – and that he was not considered likely to be a terrorist

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