Expert almost confirmed the findings - Transport Minister
Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai in a statement this morning said that examinations of the two pieces of debris discovered in South Africa and the Mauritian island of Rodrigues have confirmed that the debris were almost certainly from missing Malaysian Airline flight MH370.
Flight 370 was a scheduled international passenger flight operated by Malaysia Airlines that disappeared on March 8, 2014 while flying from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Beijing Capital International Airport in China.
The parts found were an engine cowling piece with a partial Rolls-Royce logo and an interior panel piece from an aircraft cabin respectively, examination of which were completed by a team of international experts in Australia.
Liow said following a thorough examination, the Malaysian ICAO Annex 13 Safety Investigation Team have concluded that both pieces of debris are consistent with panels found on a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft.
“As such, the team has confirmed that both pieces of debris from South Africa and Rodrigues Island are almost certainly from MH370.
“This complements the results from the previous examination in March during which the team confirmed that the Mozambique debris were almost certainly from MH370,” said Liow.
He added that Malaysia, Australia and China continue to be wholly committed to the search for MH370.
“To date, more than 105,000 square kilometres of the search area have been completed,” said Liow.