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Aircraft debris found in Tanzania from missing MH370, confirms Malaysia

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 15 September 2016, 18:17 IST

On 15 September, Malaysia confirmed that the large chunk of aircraft debris that had been retrieved from the island of Pemba, off the coast of Tanzania, was in fact from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet MH370.

The Beijing bound Boeing 777 aircraft took off from Kuala Lumpur, and had gone missing in March 2014 with 239 passengers and crew on board.

In July 2015, a piece of debris was found on the French island of Reunion, and was confirmed to be a part of the ill-fated aircraft.

The retrieved debris includes an outboard flap, that will be examined further to try and unearth information that could shed some light on the circumstances under which the aircraft went missing, Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said in a statement.

Several other pieces of debris that had been retrieved from Mozambique, South Africa and Rodrigues Island, a territory of Mauritius, are also being examined.

First published: 15 September 2016, 18:17 IST
 
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