Seat cushion, window panes found on island as Malaysia confirms flaperon as MH370 part

As Malaysia confirmed on Thursday that a wing flaperon found on Reunion Island was a part of missing jet Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Transport Minister said more debris resembling aircraft seat cushion and window panes were also found on the same Indian Ocean island.

Seat cushion, window panes found on island as Malaysia confirms flaperon as MH370 part

Kuala Lumpur: As Malaysia confirmed on Thursday that a wing flaperon found on Reunion Island was a part of missing jet Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Transport Minister said more debris resembling aircraft seat cushion and window panes were also found on the same Indian Ocean island.

However, they may or may not be linked to MH370, as verification remains to be done.

Talking to the AFP, Malaysia Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said, "We have also found debris like window panes, aluminium foil and seat cushions".

"They are little parts, but the debris cannot be verified if it belongs to MH370. It has to be verified by the French authorities," he added.

He had earlier on Thursday confirmed that wing flapperon belonged to MH370.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 with 239 aboard went missing on March 8 last year while flying from Beijing to Kuala Lumpur, triggering a marathon multinational search effort in the Indian Ocean.

Since then the bereaved families of the dead passengers have been waiting for the painful mystery to be resolved.

However, most of them reacted with anger and disbelief when Malaysian PM Najib Razak on Thursday confirmed that international experts had deduced the wing flaperon as being a part of the MH370 jet.

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