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Real estate company fails to sue Flight MH370 passenger

By CAO YIN ( Updated: 2015-10-21 18:17

A Beijing court withdrew an appeal from a real estate company who sued a passenger on the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 because the passenger is still missing.

The passenger, surnamed Li, made a contract with the real estate company on Nov 7, 2012, to buy an apartment in a Beijing's Tongzhou district.

At the time of the purchase, the apartment price was 2.7 million yuan ($425,790) and its down payment was 818,255 yuan, according to a statement by the Beijing Tongzhou District People's Court.

On March 8, 2014, flight MH370 went missing, and Li could not go on paying the rest money for the apartment. Later, a bank where Li made the failed to meet the apartment's loan requirements, forcing the real estate company to pay, which was why the company was suing Li.

Judges responsible for the case contacted the company after they knew Li's suffering, hoping the real estate company would come to come an understand, in doing so the judge dismissed the lawsuit.

"Where the flight is and what condition Li is in is still uncertain, which causes Li's legal status to be pending. In this way, it's not suitable to make a lawsuit," the court said, adding it has withdrawn the appeal under the Civil Procedure Law.

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