Wednesday 24 January 2018

Possible MH370 debris found in South Africa

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared two years ago
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared two years ago

Debris that might be part of a plane engine has been found on the southern coast of South Africa and will be checked to see if it belongs to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which vanished two years ago, the Malaysian transport minister said.

Liow Tiong Lai said the debris was discovered on Tuesday near Mosselbay town. He said that based on early reports, there is a possibility it is part of an "inlet cowling of an aircraft engine".

Mr Liow said a team will be dispatched to retrieve the debris. The Malaysia Airlines jet disappeared on March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

A search for the plane in the southern Indian Ocean has found no trace of it so far.

The plane remains one of the biggest mysteries in modern aviation.

A piece from one of the plane's wings was found washed ashore on France's Reunion Island last July.

Two more possible pieces of debris which were discovered recently in Mozambique are being examined by an international investigation team in Australia.

Investigators have said the search will end by June unless fresh clues are found.

Press Association

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