Debris belongs to MH370, says Malaysian PM

  • Debris probably of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

    Aug 06, 2015 - Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak has said that the debris that was found on a remote island around a week ago is that of flight MH370. According to media reports, this has confirmed that the plane, which had disappeared with 239 people on board on March 8, 2014, had met a tragic end. Malaysia Airlines hailed the news as a major breakthrough.

    July 31, 2015 - The debris that has been washed up on Reunion Island is probably a part of the missing aircraft, an official in charge of the search for the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 said. Media reports quoted Australian Transport Safety Bureau’s head Martin Dolan as saying that he is confident that the metal, which is around two meters square in size, is a flaperon from the a Boeing 777. The only case of a missing flaperon from a Boeing 777 plane is that of MH370, which disappeared with 239 people on board on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

    July 30, 2015 -A Malaysian team is examining whether the debris washed up at the shores of Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean belongs to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. The Boeing 777 with 239 passengers and crew on board was going from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March 2014 when it disappeared.

    Some aviation experts said the debris resembled a wing section from a 777. However, Malaysia’s transport minister Liow Tiong has cautioned that the wreckage “needs to be further verified” before reaching a conclusion.

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