Wednesday, March 2, 2016

No confirmation Mozambique debris from MH370, says Liow

There is no confirmation yet that an object found off the Mozambique coast belongs to missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said. He said Malaysia's Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) was now working with its Australian counterparts to retrieve the debris. "I urge everyone to avoid undue speculation as we are not able to conclude that the debris belongs to MH370 at this time," he said on Twitter last night. Liow was responding to media reports that an object found on a sandbank in the Mozambique channel could be debris from a Boeing 777. The object is being examined by investigators searching for missing MH370. "It is yet to be confirmed and verified @dca_malaysia working with Australian counterparts to retrieve the debris," said Liow. MH370 was carrying 239 passengers and crew when it disappeared from radar screens en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur on March 8, 2014. It has yet to be found although massive search operations have been conducted in the southern Indian Ocean, where it is believed to have crashed after diverting from its original route. On July 29 last year, a flaperon found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean was sent to France for analysis. On August 6, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak confirmed that the flaperon belonged to MH370. The search continues for the aircraft. – Bernama, March 3, 2016.]]>

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