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MH370 committee to decide whether to pursue new lead of possible wreckage

Published on Apr 29, 2014 4:26 PM
 
Technical experts searching for the missing Flight MH370 will decide whether to follow up on latest claims that the ill-fated jet may have crashed in the Bay of Bengal, said Malaysia's Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

KUALA LUMPUR - Technical experts searching for the missing Flight MH370 will decide whether to follow up on latest claims that the ill-fated jet may have crashed in the Bay of Bengal, said Malaysia's Acting Transport Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.

"I will not comment on it until there is confirmation... in past there were oil slicks, satellite images of wreckage in the South China Sea, but proved to be untrue.

"I'm meeting with the technical committee in a while... if they say we will proceed with the lead, then we will," Mr Hishammuddin was quoted as saying by the Malay Mail Online website.

If the evidence is verified, said the minister, a press statement will be issued later on Tuesday.

 
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