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The majority of debris found on the shores of the Maldives does not belong to the disappeared Malaysia Airlines MH370 plane, Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said Friday.

Earlier this month, media reported that large debris washed up on the Maldivian shores had been sent to Malaysia for analysis.
"My team has witnessed the debris and most of them are negative. They are not related to MH370 and not even plane material," the minister said as quoted by the Asia One portal.
Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, disappeared from radar screens on March 8, 2014, less than an hour after takeoff. There were 227 passengers and 12 crew members on board.

Based on analysis of aircraft performance data, experts suspected the plane had crashed in the southern Indian Ocean.

In early August, a movable part of a plane's wing was found on the French island of La Reunion in the Indian Ocean. The fragment was sent to Toulouse, France, to be investigated further by French and Malaysian experts.