MH370: Debris confirmed to be from Boeing 777

MH370: Debris confirmed to be from Boeing 777
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PETALING JAYA - The debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean is part of a Boeing 777.

Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abdul Aziz Kaprawi confirmed to The Star that the flaperon that was washed ashore on a beach was part of a Boeing 777 airliner.

Aziz said, however, it did not mean that the flaperon was that of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 which disappeared in March 2014.

"Yes, MAS (Malaysia Airlines) told me that the parts number of that flaperon is a Boeing 777, but it doesn't mean that it belongs to MH370.

"It confirms that the flaperon belongs to a (Boeing) 777," he said over the phone.

MH370 disappeared on March 8 with 239 passengers and crew.

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