MH370: Verification process to start Wednesday, says Liow

SERDANG - The verification process as to whether the flaperon found on Reunion Island belonged to missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will start on Wednesday in France, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.

He also said there is no exact date when the result of the verification process will be announced.

The crate containing the flaperon, already in France could only be opened once all the authorities involved in verifying the debris are present, according to Liow.

"It is crucial the verification process is in place with protocol. We have to be careful and cautious in this aspect," he told reporters after the launch of a Chinese primary school here.

The verification process will be conducted by experts from the Boeing manufacturing plant in the US to ascertain which plane the flaperon belonged to. Liow also confirmed the Malaysian team scouring the beaches of Reunion Island found wreckage of aluminium frames and broken pieces of material, which are believed to originate from a plane.

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