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Thursday, 13 March 2014 | MYT 8:28 PM

Missing MH370: Jet Li’s stunt double among passengers on ill-fated flight

A file picture of Ju Kun.

A file picture of Ju Kun.

KUALA LUMPUR: A China's martial arts choreographer, who had worked as Jet Li's stunt double, was on board the missing MH370, NBC News reported. 

Ju Kun, 32, was in Malaysia to work on Marco Polo, a Netflix and The Weinstein Company's series pilot that is scheduled to begin production in three weeks.

Ju had just completed his work in Pinewood Studios in Malaysia and was flying home to Beijing when he boarded the flight.

"We are deeply saddened by the news about Malaysia Airlines Flight 370," said Netflix and The Weinstein Company in a joint statement earlier this week.

"Ju Kun, who was on board, was an integral part of our production team and a tremendous talent. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time," it added.

Ju is married with two children.

He had worked on films, including Oscar-nominated The Grandmaster as well as Man of Tai Chi and Outcast.

He was said to have a close working relationship with renowned Hong Kong martial arts choreographer Yuen Woo-ping.

The sole Taiwanese passenger aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight is a woman married to a Malaysian man.

The woman's brother Chuang Ching-chiang was quoted by Taiwan's Central News Agency as saying that his sister, her husband and her oldest son were aboard the flight. 

The brother said his sister, her Malaysian Chinese husband and their three children live in Malaysia.

The woman is Chuang Hsiu-ling, 45, according to MAS passenger manifest.

The MH370, which was carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, went off the radar at 1.07am on Saturday, about an hour after departing KL International Airport. 

The plane was carrying passengers from 14 countries, more than half were Chinese nationals while 38 were Malaysians. - Bernama




Tags / Keywords: missing MH370 , missing MAS flight , Beijing


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