Plane parts almost certainly from missing Malaysia Airlines MH370

24th Mar 2016
Plane parts almost certainly from missing Malaysia Airlines MH370

Two plane parts recovered from Mozambique are almost certainly from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

That is the view of the transport ministers of Australia and Malaysia, following analysis in Australia. 

The two pieces of debris were found separately by members of the public.

MH370 vanished in March 2014 with 239 people on board, losing contact with the ground while flying from the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

Satellite data suggests it likely went down in the southern Indian Ocean after veering off course for unknown reasons.

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One of the parts retrieved in Mozambique was found on a sandbank by an amateur US investigator in late February.

That find prompted a South African tourist to come forward with a piece he found in Mozambique in December.

Both parts are believed to be from a Boeing 777, the same design as the missing plane.

The join a third piece of debris, recovered from Reunion Island, early last year.

An Australia-led search continues to scan the sea floor, much of it previously unmapped, in the hope of locating the wreckage.

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