The Jerusalem Post annual conference: 7 Israeli ministers will meet you there!
Jewish Russian was aboard missing Malaysian Airlines plane
ByJTA
March 11, 2014 03:12
Nikolai Brodskii, 43, of the Siberian city of Irkutsk, appears on missing Malaysian Airlines plane’s passenger manifest.
Malaysian Airlines plane (file)

Malaysian Airlines plane (file). (photo credit:REUTERS)

One of the passengers aboard the Malaysian Airlines plane that vanished is a Jewish Russian national.

Nikolai Brodskii, 43, of the Siberian city of Irkutsk, appears on the missing plane’s passenger manifest. He is a husband and father of sons aged 17 and 11.



Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.



Rabbi Aharon Wagner, a Chabad rabbi for the region, contacted Brodskii’s family after learning that he was on the plane, the Times of Israel reported.

Brodskii, a scuba diving instructor, had traveled to Bali, Indonesia, for a diving vacation. He was returning to Russia on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, the Times of Israel reported, citing Vitaly Markov, first secretary of the Russian embassy in Malaysia.

The flight, with 239 passengers on board, disappeared Saturday while flying over the sea between Malaysia and Vietnam. No distress signal was issued, and it is believed the plane had changed course and turned back toward Kuala Lumpur, from where it had taken off.

It was later discovered that two passengers boarded the plane using stolen passports.

The Financial Times reported Monday that the tickets for those two passengers were bought by an Iranian middleman.



Relevant to your professional network? Please share on Linkedin

Tags:
  • Israel
  • russia
  • jewish
  • malaysia
  • Prev Article
    Historians grapple over FDR’s legacy, with the future of Israel at stake
    FDR sworn in
    Malaysia Airlines
    Interpol says Malaysia missing plane unlikely to be terrorist event
    Next Article
    Share this article via
    from around the web
    Related Content
    THE OPENING of the 24th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
    February 27, 2017
    WATCH LIVE: UN Human Rights Council opens 34th session in Geneva

    By TOVAH LAZAROFF

    Top Stories
    Israel Weather
    • 13 - 25
      Beer Sheva
      14 - 22
      Tel Aviv - Yafo
    • 15 - 22
      Jerusalem
      15 - 23
      Haifa
    • 16 - 31
      Elat
      13 - 25
      Tiberias