MH370 Update: Suspected Plane Parts to Be Examined

Two more plane parts have been obtained by the Malaysian authorities, which they said will be sent to Australia and France for verification whether they belong to Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

The Malaysian authorities have confirmed that the parts have been found in Mozambique as well as Reunion Island. Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said on Monday that the part found in Mozambique by an American is safely preserved by Malaysia. He added that a Malaysian team with debris is likely to return from South Africa next week. The other part has been discovered by a family during their holidays in Mozambique, from where they returned with the piece to their native South Africa.

“It is important to re-emphasise that at this juncture, it has not been confirmed whether any of the recovered debris came from MH370,” Liow said as quoted by First Post.

The minister said that the plane parts will be sent to Australia for examination by an international investigation team. He claimed that the authorities want a clear and accountable investigation into the matter and this was the reason why Malaysia was sending the parts to Australia for verification. Liow also confirmed that a Malaysian team will be sent soon to Mozambique to collect more debris to ensure proper identification of the plane parts.

According to ABC News, the minister claimed that in case the links are found between the debris found and MH370, it is consistent with the ocean drift model techniques conducted by Australia to find more plane parts.

MH370 had gone missing on March 8, 2014 while on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. There were 239 people on board. The search will hopefully be completed by June as the parts are suspected to belong to the aircraft.

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