DEBRIS, washed up on the shores of Mozambique could be that of missing Malaysian Airlines flight, MH370.
The three foot debris is being sent to Australia for a detailed analysis. The fragment was first reported by American news channel NBC, which initially said that it could be part of the aircraft’s tail known as a horizontal stabiliser.
Transport Minister in Malaysia, Liow Tiong Lai said that initial signs suggest there is a “high possibility” it came from the same type of plane as MH370, a Boeing 777.
Oceanic drifts could have swept the debris all the way to Mozambique, confirmed Australia´s Transport Minister Darren Chester.
He went on to say: “The debris is to be transferred to Australia where it will be examined by officials from Australia and Malaysia, as well as international specialists.”
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The now famous aeroplane, MH370 went missing on March 8, 2014, travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. There were a total of 239 passengers and crew aboard.
One other piece of the plane, a fragment of the wing, was found last July in the Indian Ocean which was the only confirmed piece of debris recovered during a two year investigation.
Experts believe the plane flew sharply off course and crashed in the southern region of the Indian Ocean.