Port Louis, October 7: A lead for the biggest mystery of the planet came on Friday after a piece of wing debris if MH370 was found in Mauritius. The Australian authority claimed that the debris is the latest fragment discovered of the missing passenger jet.
The composite debris, recovered from the Indian Ocean island nation in May, “was a trailing edge section of Boeing 777 left, outboard flap, originating from the Malaysian Airlines aircraft registered 9M-MRO (MH370)”, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) said in a report.
According to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) report, ‘the composite debris found earlier in May belonged to the edge section of Boeing 777 left, an outboard flap originating from the Malaysian Airlines aircraft registered 9M-MRO (MH370)’.“A part number was identified on a section of the debris and another unique work order number assigned by the flap manufacturer corresponded to MH370’, said ATSB.
The report came two weeks after the ATSB said officials had yet to link debris recovered from Madagascar by US amateur investigator Blaine Gibson to MH370 or a Boeing 777. Officials also said that the debris found in Madagascar was not exposed to fire, quashing earlier speculation.
The MH-370 disappeared on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, sparking a two-year search has turned up few leads. The Australian government agency is leading the search for the Boeing 777 which disappeared on March 8, 2014 carrying 239 passengers and crew — in the southern Indian Ocean far off Western Australia’s coast.
Earlier, two pieces of plane debris were previously confirmed as being from the missing jet. The first was recovered from the French island of Reunion in July 2015, while the second was found on the island of Pemba, off the coast of Tanzania. No trace of MH370 has been recovered from the current 120,000-square-kilometre (46,000-square-mile) search zone, fuelling speculation it may have crashed outside the area.