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Australian Officials Agree Debris May Be From MH370 As DCA And MAS Officials Prepare To Leave For Mozambique

3 March 2016 12:08 PM
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Australian Officials Agree Debris May Be From MH370 As DCA And MAS Officials Prepare To Leave For Mozambique

Nearly two years after MH370 went missing, the latest discovery of a piece of plane debris had again reignited a media frenzy over the unsolved mystery.

Photographs have now emerged of the possible new debris of a Boeing 777 that was discovered by American traveller Blaine Gibson.

The images were releases to the media earlier today, courtesy of Blaine Gibson and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) which have also issued a media statement that the piece of debris that washed ashore in Mozambique that may be from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 as it turned up in a spot that matches investigators theories, ATSB spokesman Dan O'Malley told AP.

Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai had also spoken to reporters today concurring with the ATSB official stance.

"If the debris is from MH370, it followed the drifting pattern established," Liow said, as a local English daily reports.

According to media reports, a team of experts comprising representatives from the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA), MAS personnel as well as investigators will be heading to Mozambique.

Earlier media reports have variously indicated that the debris will be sent to Australia for analysis although Liow clarified that it would depend on the experts recommendations.

Identified as a piece of 'horizontal stabilizer skin', the part reportedly measures 35 inches by 22 inches and is part of the aircraft's tail that is horizontal as the plane flies.

The location of the latest discovery in Mozambique which is in southeast Africa on the southern Indian Ocean, is about 1,200 miles west of Reunion Island, where a "flaperon" from the ill-fated plane washed up in July 2015.

The debris was discovered by American tourist Blaine Gibson on a weekend boat trip in Mozambique which you can read more here.

Source: malaysiandigest.com

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