July 19, 2016 – Officials said on Monday that experts are now examining a large piece of debris found on the island of Indian Ocean to see if it belongs to the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370.
The object, which is thought to be a wing flap, washed up on June 23 on Pemba Island off Tanzania’s coast and has now arrived for further examination in Australia (the country coordinating the search).
Department of Civil Aviation of Malaysia and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau confirmed in a statement that the object had arrived in Canberra Australian capital, where it will be further analyzed by investigators to find out if it really came from MH370 plane.
In the twenty eight months since the Boeing 777 disappeared from radar while flying from Kuala Lumpur bound to Beijing, officials have found a confirmed piece of debris as well as four more that certainly came from the aircraft.
The Indian Ocean underwater search by ships that cost a multimillion dollar has found no trace of the fuselage of the aircraft or any of the 239 individuals on board.
About 90% of the search area has already been covered and was due to be finished by July or August 2016 until officials recently warned about bad weather has made them sat back for months.