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.
- Explained: What Abdulla Yameen’s exit signals
- Maldives’ opposition presidential candidate Ibrahim Mohamed Solih claims victory
- Investigation report says 3rd party intervention possible in MH370 mystery
- Malaysia seeks help in finding more possible MH370 debris
- New debris found on Reunion island is ‘domestic ladder’, not MH370 plane part: Malaysian official
- Recovered wing part could help solve what happened to MH370
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.