Debris in Mauritius to Be Examined by MH370 Investigators

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Source:   —  April 03, 2016, at 11:40 AM

The discovery comes less than two weeks after executive confirmed that two pieces of debris found along the coast of Mozambique were nearly certainly from the aircraft that vanished on March eight, two thousand fourteen, with two hundred thirty-nine people on board during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

A piece of debris found on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius will be examined by investigators to look if it came from lost Malaysia Airlines Flight three hundred seventy, Australian executive said Sunday.

The discovery comes less than two weeks after executive confirmed that two pieces of debris found along the coast of Mozambique were nearly certainly from the aircraft that vanished on March eight, two thousand fourteen, with two hundred thirty-nine people on board during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

"The Malaysian Government is working with executive from Mauritius to seek to get custody of the debris and organize for its examination," Australian Transport Minister Darren Chester said in a statement. "This debris is an item of interest however until the debris has been examined by experts it's not possible to find out its origin."

Chester didn't release any details of what the portion looked love or where it'd be examined. The two pieces of debris found in Mozambique were flown to Australia and examined by a team of investigators from Australia, Malaysia and Boeing.

Australia is leading the look for for the lost Boeing seven hundred seventy-seven in a desolate stretch of the Indian Ocean distant off the country'south W coast, about 6.000 kilometers (3.700 miles) E of Mozambique and around 4.000 kilometers (2.500 miles) E of Mauritius. Authorities had predicted that any debris from the plane that isn't on the ocean floor would eventually be carried by currents to the E coast of Africa.

Latest year, a wing flap from the plane washed ashore on the island of Reunion, not distant from Mauritius.

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