Huge piece of Malaysia Airlines jet MH370 debris found near Tanzania confirmed as being from missing plane. The fragment, said to be the inboard section of the right, outboard flap of the plane, was recovered in June. A search of more than two years has turned up few traces of the Boeing 777 aircraft that disappeared in March 2014, with 239 passengers and crew on board, soon after taking off from Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysian capital, bound for Beijing. The Malaysia Airlines MH370 flight is presumed to have crashed into the southern Indian Ocean after veering off course.
Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said the debris, an outboard flap, will be examined further to see if it can yield any insight into the circumstances around the missing plane. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) report on the new wing flap said it “was confirmed as originating from the aircraft registered 9M-MRO and operating as MH370". It identified the component as “the inboard section of a Boeing 777 right, outboard flap".
Investigators are also examining several other pieces of debris found in Mozambique, South Africa and Rodrigues Island, a territory of Mauritius. Earlier this week it emerged that fragments of what appeared to be burnt debris discovered on a beach in Madagascar could lead to a breakthrough in the case. The pieces - discovered by American independent investigator Blaine Gibson – who has previously found other parts that were confirmed to be from MH370 could solve how Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 vanished more than two years ago. All the debris are believed to have been driven westwards from the presumed crash site on ocean currents.
Very slowly, the clues are piling up. All these pieces that keep washing ashore could eventually help to build a picture of the plane's final moments.Australia has been leading the search for the missing aircraft, using underwater drones and sonar equipment deployed from specialist ships. The search, also involving Malaysia and China, has led to more than 105,000 sq km of the 120,000 sq km search zone being scoured so far. However, countries have agreed that in the absence of "credible new information" the search is expected to end later this year.