It has been confirmed that debris found in Mozambique is from the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.


The two pieces of debris that were found in Mozambique – one of which was stamped with “676EB” and the other emblazoned with “NO STEP” – have been positively identified as being from the Malaysia Airlines plane after undergoing testing in Canberra, according to the Australian Transportation Safety Bureau.

“The dimensions, materials and construction of both parts conform to the specifications of a Boeing 777 aircraft,” read an update from the ATSB. “The paint and stenciling on both parts match those used by Malaysia Airlines; and as such, both parts are consistent with panels from a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft, and are almost certainly from MH370.”

Last week, Transport Minister Darren Chester revealed that both items were likely part of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. At the time he noted that not only were they consistent with panels from a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, but that where they were found was consistent with the expected drift patterns 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 in early March. 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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