Malaysia: More Airplane Parts Found on Reunion Island

- VOA News,August 7, 2015

Malaysia's transport minister said additional airplane parts have been located on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, where a piece of the wing from the missing Malaysian jetliner was recovered last week.

Liow Tiong Lai said the newly found parts include seat cushions, window panes and other debris. But while he concluded the items are plane debris, he could not state with certainty they belonged to Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

Earlier, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak confirmed that a flaperon found on a Reunion Island beach last week was a part of the missing Boeing 777, which disappeared 17 months ago without a trace.

In the 515 days since the plane disappeared, "it is with a heavy heart that I must tell you that an international team of experts have conclusively confirmed that the aircraft debris found on Reunion Island is indeed from MH370," Najib grimly said in a televised address.

But experts in Paris, where the part was taken for analysis, are not yet ready to say for sure that what was found on the French territory is part of the vanished plane.

A French prosecutor said there is "strong supposition" it is from MH370, but their findings still have to be confirmed.

马来西亚说在留尼汪岛发现更多飞机残片

- 美国之音,2015年8月7日

马来西亚交通部长廖中莱星期四说,在印度洋留尼旺岛上又发现了一些飞机残片,其中包括一个坐垫和窗框等。他说,这些虽然都是飞机残片,但不能确定是来自马航失踪客机。之前有人上星期在岛上发现了一个飞机机翼残片。

马来西亚总理纳吉布星期三在电视讲话中语气沉重地表示这个机翼残片属于马航370班机。他说,“在这架班机消失515天之后,我心情沉重地必须告诉你们,一个国际专家小组已经认定在留尼旺岛上发现的飞机残骸确实属于马航370班机。”

这块残片之前被运往法国进行分析。法国专家还没有肯定地宣布残片来自马航班机。法国一位检察官说,虽有强烈推测,但他们的发现还有待证实。