- Publish Date
- Thursday, 30 July 2015, 12:41PM
Investigators suggest the debris that was found off the east coast of Africa came from Boeing 777, the same make as missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
An initial assessment of photographs by Boeing shows that apparent airplane debris is consistent in appearance with a Boeing 777's flaperon.
The two-metre long piece of wreckage, which seemed to be part of a wing, was found by people cleaning up a beach.
Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai told reporters in New York, after a UN Security Council debate on the Malaysian Airlines jet shot down over Ukraine, that he's sent a team to verify the wreckage.
The Boeing 777 aircraft went missing on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March, 2014, with 239 passengers and crew onboard.
A search off the West Australian coast has failed to find any trace of the plane.
Plane wreckage was discovered on the coast of the island of Reunion, located in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar.