A Malaysian team inspecting debris that washed up in the Maldives has so far found nothing that came from missing flight MH370, Malaysia’s transport minister says, as Reunion island officials prepare to wrap up their search. Malaysia sent experts to the Maldives this week to check on reported debris found on the coral atoll nation after a wing part from the ill-fated plane was found on Reunion island in the Indian Ocean.
Transport minister Liow Tiong Lai said his team had examined the Maldives debris and found no connection. “They are not related to MH370 and not even plane material,” he told The Star newspaper. Mr Liow said the investigators would continue to examine any further unidentified flotsam found on the Maldives for links to the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777, which disappeared in March last year. Malaysia last week said the wing part that washed ashore on Reunion had been confirmed by experts as coming from the missing jet. The confirmation marked the first confirmed evidence the plane, which was carrying 239 passengers and crew, had met a tragic end in the Indian Ocean.