Maldives continues to report ‘plane debris’

Maldives continues to report ‘plane debris’
September 22 16:36 2015

An unidentified metal object that appears to be part of an airplane was discovered on a Maldivian resort today, police have said.

Since the discovery of a wing fragment of missing airlines flight MH370 on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion, Maldivians on at least six islands have reported finding objects they suspect to be plane debris.

The Malaysian authorities inspected the debris in August and said most of it was not from MH370.

The object found today is a long piece of gray metal and was discovered on the beach of Alif Dhaal Atoll Vilamendhoo Island, located several hours south of capital Malé.

On September 15, Baa Atoll Goidhoo Islanders and resort staff at Kaafu Atoll Gililankanfushi reported finding metal objects on the beach.

A police spokesman was not able to comment on whether the September 15 find has been inspected yet.

MH370 disappeared on March 8, 2014, with 239 people. It was en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
Locals on the island of Kuda Huvadhoo in the Maldives insist they saw a low-flying plane on the morning MH370 disappeared. But Maldivian authorities say they have not detected any unidentified vessels in Maldivian airspace at the time.