Malaysia Confirms MH350 Debris found in Tanzania

A part of the missing aircraft MH350.

KUALA LUMPUR:  Malaysia said on Thursday that a portion of aircraft debris belonging to the missing Malaysia Airlines jet MH370 was discovered on the island of Pemba, off the coast of Tanzania, in June.

More than two years have gone by and now few traces of the Boeing 777 aircraft have been found,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 debris, an outboard flap, will be examined further to see if it can yield any insight into the circumstances around the missing plane, Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said in a statement.

Investigators have previously confirmed a piece of plane debris found on the French island of Reunion in July 2015 as being part of MH370.

They are examining several other pieces of debris found in Mozambique, South Africa and Rodrigues Island, a territory of Mauritius.

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