(LONDON DAILY MAIL) Malaysian Airlines today confirmed that flight MH370 had been carrying highly flammable lithium-ion batteries in its cargo hold, re-igniting speculation that a fire may have caused its disappearance.
The admission by CEO Ahmad Jauhari comes four days after he denied the aircraft was carrying any dangerous items and nearly two weeks after the plane went missing.
He said the authorities were investigating the cargo, but did not regard the batteries as hazardous because they were packaged according to safety regulations.
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The revelation has thrown the spotlight back on the theory that the Boeing 777 may have been overcome by a fire.