De­bris found from MH370: Liow

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

SEPANG: Trans­port Min­is­ter Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai has con­firmed that a large piece of de­bris found off the coast of Tan­za­nia on June 20 was from the miss­ing flight MH370.

He said this was fol­low­ing con­fir­ma­tion through in­ves­ti­ga­tion by the Aus­tralian au­thor­i­ties that the serial num­ber and date of man­u­fac­tur­ing of the out­board flap found was con­sis­tent with that of the ill­fated air­craft. “The serial num­ber and date of man­u­fac­tur­ing have been con­firmed by Boe­ing and the re­tail­ing manufacturer as be­long­ing to MAS.

“It was man­u­fac­tured in early 2012 and was sent to MAS for the (MH370) plane in May that year. And ac­cord­ing to the serial num­ber, it matches MH370,” he told re­porters af­ter at­tend­ing AirAsia’s launch of its lat­est air­craft, the Air­bus A320­neo, here, yes­ter­day.

The Aus­tralian au­thor­i­ties had, in July, said it was “highly likely” the part came from the ill-fated Boe­ing. – by Amar Shah Mohsen

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