Authorities are widening the search area in efforts to locate the missing Malaysia Airlines jet.
An official added that the two passengers travelling with stolen passports on the flight were "not Asian-looking men".
A mother has described her frustration as she waits for answers on the fate of her missing son who is on board the missing Malaysia plane.
Malaysia's military believes a jetliner missing for almost four days turned and flew hundreds of kilometres to the west.
The wife of a passenger travelling on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight has spoken of her struggle to cope as she waits for news.