Mozambique plane debris 'highly likely' to be from MH370

Mozambique plane debris 'highly likely' to be from MH370

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The Australian Government believes plane debris found in Mozambique is “highly likely” to have come from missing flight MH370.

The Guardian reports that Australia’s minister for infrastructure and transport, Darren Chester, believes that the two pieces of debris, found in separate incidents in Mozambique over the past four months, are “highly likely to have come from MH370”.

The pieces arrived in Canberra for examination on March 20 and will be looked at by investigators from Australia and Malaysia, as well as specialists from Boeing, Geoscience Australia and the Australian National University.

Chester added: “That such debris has been found on the east coast of Africa is consistent with drift modelling performed by CSIRO and further affirms our search efforts in the southern Indian Ocean.

“The search for MH370 continues. There are 25,000 sq km of the underwater search area still to be searched. We are focused on completing this task and remain hopeful the aircraft will be found.”

The Malaysian Ministry of Transport have also confirmed it advised Australian authorities that the paint on the debris matched those used by Malaysia Airlines.

MH370 disappeared on 8 March 2014 during a Kuala Lumpur-Beijing flight with 239 passengers and crew on board.

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