Amid the void of information on their fates, it seems at times the passengers and crew of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have been reduced to a number. Here's a look at some of those who were on board when it disappeared March 8:
Sofuan Mohammad Ibrahim (with mother) -- The 33-year-old from Jalan Kota Tanah, Malaysia, had been scheduled to report for duty at the Ministry of International Trade and Industry branch office in Beijing.
Gu Naijun -- The 31-year-old mother of two from China was traveling with her husband, Li Yuan.
Chandrika Sharma -- The executive secretary of the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers, she was en route to Mongolia for a U.N.'s Food and Agriculture Organization conference. Sharma is from Chennai, India.
Catherine and Robert Lawton -- The couple from Springfield Lakes, Australia, are in their mid-50s, are passionate travelers, parents to three daughters and doting grandparents, according to the Australian Associated Press. They were en route to China.
Puspanahtan Subramaniam -- The 34-year-old information technology specialist and father was leaving his home to board Flight 370 when his two young children clung to his legs and didn't want him to go. He had to promise them to bring chocolates and presents when he returned from his trip to Beijing.
Philip Wood -- The 51-year-old father of two and IBM executive is "gentle, kind, had great taste in music and was a wonderful artist," according to the Facebook page of his alma mater, Oklahoma Christian University.
Muktesh Mukherjee and Xiaomo Bai -- Mukherjee, 42, is vice president of China operations for Xcoal Energy & Resources. He and his wife, Xiaomo Bai, 37, who broadcaster CTV identified as Canadians who once lived in Montreal, left their two young boys with Bai's mom in Beijing while they went on vacation in Vietnam, according to Bai's Facebook page.
Mohammed Khairul Amri Selamat -- The 29-year-old Malaysian civil aviation engineer works for a private jet charter company.
Ju Kun -- Many know the 35-year-old martial arts expert from his stand-ins as a stunt man in films like "The Grandmaster" and "The Forbidden Kingdom." The latter starred genre luminaries Jackie Chan and Jet Li. Ju was slated to begin filming on the Netflix series, "Marco Polo" in coming weeks.
Rodney and Mary Burrows -- Neighbors Mandy Watt and Don Stoke told CNN the Middle Park, Australia, coupleare the hard-working parents of three "successful, all happy" adult children -- two daughters and a son. Rodney Burrows had planned his trip to China after being laid off last year, the Australian Associated Press reported.
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