Malaysia retrieves objects to verify MH370 links

Kuala Lumpur, Aug 17 (IANS) A Malaysian team has brought back two tiny objects from the Maldives to verify if they are debris from the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 , Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said.

Efforts are underway by the investigation team to verify the subjects, Xinhua quoted Bernama news agency as saying.

Liow said one of the subjects was a “honeycomb material” while the other had a flat surface, “about the size of a hand”.

The Boeing 777 aircraft, carrying 239 passengers and crew, disappeared enroute from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak confirmed a wing part known as flaperon found on the Reunion Island from MH370.

Further search efforts on the Reunion Island as well as the Maldives have yielded no fresh results so far. Liow said most debris found on Maldives was not from the missing aircraft.

The mission to locate MH370 involving Malaysia, Australia and China would continue at the seabed of the Indian Ocean, adding that among the key items sought were the black boxes and the plane wreckage.

A meeting of three parties involving Malaysia, China and Australia to review the search area for the missing aircraft would be held early next month.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here