MH370: Font found on debris used by Malaysia Airlines, says Transport Minister

BENTONG: There is a high possibility that the two pieces of debris found in Mozambique belonged to Flight MH370 based on the font and colour of its stencilling.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the debris were that of a Boeing 777 and the font and colour of the stencilling were similar to that used by Malaysia Airlines.

The findings was in line with the Govern­ment's announcement that the flight ended in the southern Indian Ocean, he said.

"The drift pattern prepared by experts showed that the debris could reach Mozam­bique and South Africa.

"This is one of the analysis that can show that MH370 had indeed ended in the southern Indian Ocean.

"Secondly, the debris will also be carefully analysed to determine how the flight ended. If more debris is found, it can also help.

"Whether it crashed suddenly, slowly or whether it exploded, much can be found out through the debris," he told a press confe­rence after officiating at the academic excellence award at SMK Chemomoi here yesterday.

He added that Malaysia had received co­­operation from both the Mozambique and South Africa governments to continue the search for more MH370 debris.

"We will send our team there if more debris is found.

"Right now we will not be sending our team there yet as both countries had agreed to help us in the search.

"The experts cannot confirm that the two pieces of debris were from MH370 but what we can deduce is that it is a high possibility based on the colour and fonts of the stencil.

"This is unlike the flaperon found in Reunion Island earlier as the serial number matches that of Flight MH370," said Liow, who also thanked Australia and the experts for analysing the two pieces of debris found.

He hoped that closure could be reached when MH370 is finally found.

Flight MH370 disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014, with 239 passengers and crew on board.