Last updated: 12:15 PM ET, Wed March 30 2016

Officials Believe Debris Matches Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | March 30, 2016

Officials Believe Debris Matches Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

Photo courtesy of Malaysia Airlines

Investigators analyzing debris found in Mozambique are reporting that the paint and marks on the items match Boeing 777 parts used by Malaysia Airlines, indicating they could be remnants from the missing Flight MH370.

According to, the Australian Transportation Safety Bureau (ATSB) has examined the two pieces of debris found on the east coast of Africa and announced that they most likely came from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.

The ATSB released an official statement, saying, “The dimensions, materials and construction of both parts conform to the specifications of a Boeing 777 aircraft. The paint and stenciling on both parts match those used by Malaysia Airlines; and as such, both parts are consistent with panels from a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft, and are almost certainly from MH370.”

The only other confirmed piece from the missing Flight MH370 was discovered last July on Reunion Island in the southern Indian Ocean. With the new debris found, officials have revealed that the discoveries are consistent with drift modeling from the research related to previous search efforts.

The two new pieces of debris found in Mozambique were discovered by an 18-year-old South African named Liam Lotter and an American lawyer named Blaine Alan Gibson.


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