MALAYSIA: AIRCRAFT DEBRIS FOUND IN MOZAMBIQUE ARRIVES FOR ANALYSIS

The debris of an aircraft found on the shore of Mozambique early this month, believed to belong to Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH370, arrived Thursday for analysis before being sent to Australia for further verification.

Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said the debris arrived this morning together with the investigation team from the Department of Civil Defence and MAS as well as the MH370 special investigation team.

“Tests and analysis will be conducted in advance on the debris found in Mozambique that has arrived with our investigation team before it is sent to Australia for verification if it actually belonged to MH370.

“On when the results will be obtained, that I cannot confirm and I will leave it to the experts…but we hope as soon as possible,” he said.

He told reporters this after officiating the Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Karak Excellence Awards Day and Teachers-Parents Association general meeting here.

Early this month, a one-metre long white debris, believed to be the Boeing 777 horizontal stabiliser was reported to have been found on the coast between Mozambique and Madagascar early this week by an American man.

Several days later, another object measuring 40 x 20 centimetre with a blue mark on its surface was found at Reunion Island, near the Indian Ocean by a man who worked as a beach cleaner.

He was the same man who found the flaperon that was confirmed to belong to Flight MH370 on July 29 last year on the same island.

Commenting on the latest discovery of the flaperon in Reunion Island, Liow said it was still premature to assume it belonged to Flight MH370.

“We have sent a team of experts from Malaysia to the island to examine if it belongs to MH370 or other ships. If it is a debris from a ship, there is no basis for us to bring it back,” he said.

Meanwhile, Liow also expressed the government’s commitment to continue conducting the Flight MH370 search mission and uncover its mysterious disappearance.

“We know not only the family members but all Malaysians want to know what really happened to Flight MH370.

“The important thing is we need to get the black box and any evidence to find the exact cause of the accident,” he said.

Source: BERNAMA