The debris found in Mozambique is “almost certainly” from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, the Australian government says, fuelling hope the remains of the plane will be found in the coming months, according to The Guardian.
Malaysia’s Ministry of Transport confirmed it advised Australian authorities the paint and stencilling on the wreckage matched that used by Malaysia Airlines and that it was “almost certainly from MH370”, the report stated.
Another piece of debris, possibly from the engine cowling of the missing plane, was discovered on a beach in South Africa.
Archaeologist Neels Kruger was walking near the Klein Brak River when he saw a piece of metal. The aviation enthusiast reportedly recognised the honeycomb core and when he turned it over, saw the Rolls-Royce emblem, an engine common to many Boeings.
The Civil Aviation Authority would have it analysed. On Thursday, Reuters reported that Australia had said the plane debris recovered from Mozambique was very likely to be from MH370.
Liam Lotter, also a South African, was on holiday in Mozambique when he found it. Australia’s Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Darren Chester, said the Malaysian investigation team has found that both pieces of debris are consistent with panels on Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft, according to Associated Press.
“The debris is almost certainly from MH370.” Flight MH370 disappeared with 239 people on board in 2014.