Newly found Seychelles debris not from missing MH370 plane

Malaysia said that pieces of debris found in Seychelles - a country in the Indian Ocean are not from missing flight MH370, which vanished in March 2014 on its way from Kula Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board.

Seychelles authorities announced on July 13 the discovery of two pieces of debris washed up on an island that seemed to be from an aircraft and it had notified Malaysia. However, Malaysia said that the debris was not from the plane after contacting the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority for more information.

According to Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, director general of Malaysia’s Department of Civil Aviation, the MH370 investigation team carried out assessment and confirmed that the debris was not from a Boeing 777 or Rolls Royce engine of the MH370 airplane.

Malaysia Airlines’ Flight MH370 has become one of the world’s greatest aviation mysteries. The governments of Malaysia, Australia and China halted the search for the missing plane in January this year after spending over 140 million USD on it but gaining no result yet.

The airplane is believed to have gone down in the Indian Ocean. Various pieces of debris have been collected from Indian Ocean islands and Africa's east coast and at least three of them have been confirmed as coming from the missing Boeing 777.-

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