Debris may be from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Three pieces of debris that washed ashore in Mozambique and Mauritius will be examined in Australia to see if they came from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Two pieces were found on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius, and one in Mozambique, says Australian transport minister, Darren Chester.

Other debris from the Boeing 777, which vanished two years ago, has previously been found in both countries.

The Malaysian government will collect the items, Mr Chester said, and they will be flown to Australia for examination. He did not release details of the debris or of who found it.

Two weeks ago, officials said a piece of engine cowling, found in South Africa, and an interior panel piece from an aircraft cabin, found on Rodrigues Island, off Mauritius, were almost certainly from MH370.

Those parts were the fourth and fifth pieces of the plane recovered, since it disappeared, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, with 239 people on board.

An extensive underwater search of a vast area of the Indian Ocean, off Australia’s west coast, has turned up empty, with crews expected to complete their sweep of the search zone this summer.

Crews have less than 5,800 square miles of the 46,000 square mile search area left.


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