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Malaysia says most of the debris in Maldives not from plane

Media reports in Maldives indicated debris found in recent weeks was brought to authorities' attention following the discovery on Reunion.

Kuala Lumpur (malaysia) |
August 14, 2015 2:54:48 pm

Malaysia says most of the debris found in Maldives were not from a plane and are unrelated to the missing Malaysian jet.

Last week, Malaysia said a wing fragment found on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion was confirmed to be from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The plane disappeared March 8, 2014, with 239 people aboard while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

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Media reports in Maldives indicated debris found in recent weeks was brought to authorities’ attention following the discovery on Reunion.

Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said Thursday a Malaysian team sent to Maldives found that “most of the debris are negative. They are not related to MH370 and they are not plane material.”

It is unclear if all the debris found in Maldives has been examined.

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