The piece of a Rolls Royce engine cowling found on a South African beach “almost certainly” came from missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370.
The aircraft‚ with 239 passengers and crew‚ disappeared in March 2014 during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
Malaysia’s Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said in a statement on Thursday that investigators had “confirmed that both pieces of debris from South Africa and Rodrigues Island are almost certainly from MH370”.
The debris was examined by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.
Parts of debris identified as most likely coming from the missing aircraft include: A flaperon‚ or section of wing‚ found on Reunion Island in 2015; an engine cowling found in Mossel Bay in 2016; part of the tail section found in Mozambique in 2015; a panel found in Mozambique in 2016; and part of a door found in Rodrigues Island‚ Mauritius‚ in 2016.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau said in a statement in March that debris found on beaches in South Africa and Mauritius was “almost certainly” from the Boeing 777.
“Part No 3 was a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 engine cowling segment‚” it said. “Part No 4 was a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 panel segment from the main cabin‚ associated with the Door R1 closet‚ almost certainly from the aircraft‚” said the statement. – TMG Digital[Source: Times Live]