Malaysia says debris not from MH370

A a Malaysian officials says debris found in the Seychelles does not come from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Two pieces of debris found in the Seychelles do not come from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Malaysian officials says.

Civil aviation chief Azharuddin Abdul Rahman said in a statement on Friday that investigators have analysed photographs of the debris and confirmed it is not from a Boeing 777 or from a Rolls Royce engine, the type used on the flight.

Some pieces of wreckage from the plane have washed ashore on coastlines around the Indian Ocean since the jet disappeared on March 8, 2014, while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board.

Malaysia, Australia and China suspended a nearly three-year search in the southern Indian Ocean on January 17 after it failed to find any trace of the missing plane, one of aviation's greatest unsolved mysteries.

Malaysian officials have said they will step up efforts to search for plane debris along the African coast.

So far, 27 pieces of suspected debris have been found, of which three have been confirmed to be from Flight 370 and five others are "almost certain" to be from the plane.