All 14 Jiangsu passengers on board the Malaysia Airline MH370 may have lost their lives, as Malaysian Prime Minister Najib announced on Monday that the missing jet ended its journey in the southern Indian Ocean.
Flight MH370 vanished from civilian radar screens less than an hour after take-off from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing with 239 people - 154 Chinese nationals - on board on March 8.
Among the 14 Jiangsu passengers, there were six Chinese artists of painting and calligraphy who had just thrown an art exhibition in Kuala Lumpur earlier this month.
Feng Dong and Yin Yuewang, both from northern Jiangsu’s Lianyungang city, are the youngest among the 14. Feng was just about to have his 21st birthday before the flight lost contact.
No confirmed sighting of the plane has been made since, but much debris has been found in waters off Australia which might be part of the missing plane.
Passengers' relatives find it hard to accept the news, and China is asking Malaysia for all information about the missing flight.
Profile of Jiangsu passengers on lost MH370 flight:
Yin Yuewang, M, 21, born in Lianyungang. He was working in Singapore as a carpenter before he took the flight.
Wang Yonggang, M, 27, born in Yancheng. Wang got the top place in College Entrance Examination among all peers in Yancheng’s Funing county in 2004. He had just claimed a PhD from the renowned Peking University, and was about to get married later this year.
Yanling, M, 29, born in Yancheng.
Feng Dong, M, 21, born in Lianyungang.
Zhang Hua, M, 43, born in Nantong. He worked in Beijing, and has a child who is a third-grader in senior high school.
Zhou Jinling, M, 51, born in Wuxi, was a calligrapher.
Zhou Feng, F, 46, born in Wuxi, was wife of Zhou Jinling.