Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 Update: Mozambique Debris ‘Almost Certainly’ From Plane
Debris found in Mozambique has been almost positively identified as being part of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370
Two pieces of debris were found in Mozambique over the last few months. One piece was stamped with “676EB,” while the other was emblazoned with “NO STEP.” Both pieces were sent to Canberra for testing earlier this week.
On Thursday, Transport Minister Darren Chester revealed that both items were likely part of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Not only were they consistent with panels from a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, but where they were found was consistent with the expected drift patters for the debris – from the southern Indian Ocean to the east coast of Africa.
“The analysis has concluded the debris is almost certainly from MH370,” Chester said, according to Sky News.
The only other sizable article of debris that has been proven to be from Flight MH370 was a flaperon that was discovered last year on Reunion Inland in the French Indian Ocean. The man who had discovered the wing part found what he thought could be additional debris earlier this month. Investigators have since determined that the fragment is unlikely a part of the crashed plane.
Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 went missing March 8, 2014 en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur with 239 people on board. In the two years since the plane inexplicably went off the radar, officials have been unable to recover the wreckage.
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