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March/April 2019

MH370: two new pieces of debris ‘almost certainly’ from missing flight

Two pieces of debris found on the beaches of Mauritius and South Africa are “almost certainly” from missing flight MH370.

Malaysia transport minister Liow Tiong Lai confirmed the new pieces of aircraft were an engine cowling piece with a partial Rolls-Royce logo and an interior panel from an aircraft cabin - the first interior part found.

All the debris is being examined in Australia by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) and other experts.

The announcement means a total of five pieces of debris from the Malaysian Airlines’ jet have now been discovered in various spots around the Indian Ocean since it vanished.

MH370, which disappeared in March 2014 with 239 passengers and crew onboard, is the only Boeing 777 to have disappeared over an ocean.

Last July, the Malaysian government sent a team to Reunion after wreckage was found off the coast of the Indian Ocean island.

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