KUALA LUMPUR, May 14 – The Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) is more than 90 per cent certain that the two pieces of debris found in South Africa and Mauritius, respectively, are from the vanished of the Malaysia Airlines MH370, says DCA director-general Datuk Seri Azharuddin Abdul Rahman.
He said the percentage used served as an explanation to complement the terms ‘almost certainly’ that was used by the Malaysian International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Annex 13 Safety Investigation Team on any air crash incident. He said the debris are definitely from a Boeing 777 aircraft, that is for sure.
“But it did not have direct link such as serial number. Most likely in aviation, the term ‘almost certainly’ means more than 90 per cent,” he told reporters after giving a talk entitled, ‘Forum Aviation Industry: The Way Forward’ at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Kuala Lumpur campus here Saturday.
Two days ago, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the two pieces of debris were confirmed as belonging to MH370 after a team of international experts had examined them. The debris comprises a segment from an aircraft engine cowling with a partial stencil from manufacturer Rolls-Royce, and an interior panel from the main cabin. Flight MH370 with 227 passengers and 12 crew onboard went off the radar while enroute from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014.