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Malaysia retrieves objects from Maldives to verify MH370 links

来源: Xinhua 作者: 2015-08-17 14:14:11

  A CASA search plane taking part in the searching mission is seen at an airport in Saint Denis, La Reunion, Aug. 14, 2015. The administrator of Reunion Island Dominique Sorain told the media on Friday the active search for more MH370 debris will continue until Monday.(Photo: Xinhua/Pan Siwei)

  A Malaysian team have brought back two tiny objects from the Maldives to verify if they are debris from the missing Malaysian Airlines MH370 aircraft, Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said Sunday.

  Liow was quoted by the official news agency Bernama as saying that efforts are underway by the investigation team to verify the subjects.

  Liow told reporters that one of the subjects was a "honeycomb material" while the other had a flat surface, "about the size of your hand", according to the local Star Newspaper.

  The Boeing 777 aircraft, carrying 239 passengers and crew, disappeared enroute from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing on March 8, 2014.

  Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak earlier this month confirmed a wing part known as flaperon that found on the Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean was from MH370.

  Further search efforts on the Reunion Island and adjacent areas as well as the Maldives have yielded no fresh results so far. Liow said earlier that most debris found on Maldives was not from the missing aircraft.

  Liow said the mission to locate MH370 involving Malaysia, Australia and China would continue at the seabed of the Indian Ocean, adding that among the key items sought were the black boxes and the plane wreckage.

  A meeting of three parties involving Malaysia, China and Australia to review the search area for the missing aircraft would be held early next month, he added.


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