Debris found in Mauritius 'most likely from MH370'

A combination photo released yesterday by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau and Malaysian Ministry of Transport shows an item of debris recovered from a beach in Mauritius in March that is likely to have come from the missing Malaysia Airlines F
PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

A combination photo released yesterday by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau and Malaysian Ministry of Transport shows an item of debris recovered from a beach in Mauritius in March that is likely to have come from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. The piece and another one recovered in South Africa and taken to the bureau's laboratories for testing were all but confirmed to be from the plane, which is presumed to have crashed at sea. Five pieces of debris have now been identified as either definitely or probably from the aircraft - all discovered thousands of kilometres from the current search zone, likely swept there by currents.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 13, 2016, with the headline 'Debris found in Mauritius 'most likely from MH370''. Print Edition | Subscribe