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Debris found in Tanzania is from missing Malaysia Airlines plane MH370

MH370 Malaysia Airlines

Malaysian transport authorities said on Thursday that a large piece of aircraft discovered in June, in Pemba Island, off the coast of Tanzania, is from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, MH370.

Plane debris found off Tanzanian coast was from missing MH370 – Malaysia confirmshttps://t.co/Qt1ZSTSXaJ pic.twitter.com/1mqBXAAQLf

— CCTV Africa (@cctvnewsafrica) September 15, 2016

The piece, an outboard flap, will be examined further to see if it can yield any insight to the circumstances surrounding the aircraft that vanished with 239 people on board during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, on March 8, 2014.

A large piece of aircraft debris found off Tanzania in June was from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet MH370 https://t.co/XcK3mMHhZD

— Sky News (@SkyNews) September 15, 2016

Officials at the Australian Transport Safety Bureau in Canberra had examined the debris in July, to determine if it belong to the Malaysian plane.

Earlier this month, three pieces of aircraft found washed off the coast of Mozambique, were suspected to belong to the ill-fated plane.