On Sunday, 09th March, 2014, Hong Kong’s immigration department has confirmed that a resident of Hong Kong was on the Beijing-bound flight MH370, which was a Boeing 777-200, which went missing.
Additionally, the department provided the passenger’s details, stating that she is a 45 year old Hong Kong woman, and her name is Lui Ching.
According to a source who has some access to the department, the woman had come to Hong Kong based on a one-way permit and had secured a residency after spending 7 years in the city.
The source also said that there was an issue related to the spelling in her name mentioned, because of which she was not recognized as a resident of Hong Kong during the initial period after the flight went missing.
The Hong Kong government’s immigration department office in Beijing has contacted the concerned members of her family, who are staying presently in Beijing, and have proposed to provide the necessary help to them.
The immigration department office in Beijing will maintain close contacts with the Chinese embassy office in Malaysia, the Malaysian airlines and the Commissioner of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in Hong Kong, to carefully monitor the situation and offer the necessary help to the Hong Kong woman and her family members who are presently going through a difficult phase.
The missing flight had departed from Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, at 0:42 before noon on 08th March, 2014 and was likely to land at 6:30 hours before noon in Beijing on the same date