Tanzania: Wing Found in Pemba ‘Highly Likely’ From Missing Australia Plane

The piece of aircraft debris found in Pemba is "highly likely" to be from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Australia has said.

Reuters quoted Australia's Infrastructure and Transport minister Darren Chester as saying on Friday that experts would continue to analyse the piece to assess what information can be determined.

Flight MH370 disappeared in March 2014 with 239 passengers and crew on board shortly after taking off from Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing. Since then international searches have drawn a blank over what might have happened to the aircraft.

"It is highly likely that the latest piece of debris being analysed is from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370," Mr Chester said in a statement.

Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) director general Hamza Johari told The Citizen that the find might lead to some conclusive answers over what happened to the plane.

"We are very happy that TCAA has been part of a process which might lead to a conclusive result on what happened to MH370. A lot of people have been waiting for that for a long time."

He told The Citizen yesterday that checks made locally after receiving the aircraft part from Pemba confirmed that the piece of the wing was from that kind of a plane and some marks which would help investigators to determine what happened to the aircraft were noted.

Source: The Citizen.