Suspected MH370 plane debris found in Mozambique arrives in Malaysia, to be analysed: Liow

The piece of debris was found in Mozambique that is believed to be part of the missing MH370.
The piece of debris was found in Mozambique that is believed to be part of the missing MH370.PHOTO: REUTERS

KARAK (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK/AFP) - The plane debris said to be from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that was found in Mozambique arrived in Malaysia on Thursday (March 10), said Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai

He said the aircraft part, which had the words "No Step" on it, would be analysed by experts to determine if it came from the missing plane.

"We will send it to Australia for further examinations," Datuk Seri Liow told reporters at a school in Karak, where he was presenting prizes to students.

Department of Civil Aviation chief Azharuddin Abdul Rahman confirmed to AFP that the 1m-long object was in Malaysia.

He declined to provide further details but Malaysia's transport minister told local media it would be passed along to Australia, which is leading a huge Indian Ocean search for the missing aircraft.

Mr Liow has previously said there is a "high probability" the piece of debris came from a Boeing 777.

The debris could provide fresh clues into the mystery of the Malaysia Airlines flight, a Boeing 777.

Australian Transport Minister Darren Chester said last week the debris would be analysed there by Malaysian and Australian officials and specialists, including from Boeing, to determine its origin.

Mozambican authorities on Monday had handed over the debris to Malaysian experts after it was found washed up on a sandbar by an American amateur investigator.

Tuesday marked the second anniversary of the plane's disappearance.

MH370, with 239 people on board, disappeared while en route from KL International Airport to Beijing on March 8, 2014.

Last July, a wing fragment was found washed ashore on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion and later confirmed to be from the plane.

More possible MH370 debris in the same area was found on Sunday and authorities are studying it.

But the search has been unable to pinpoint an actual crash site, which could help to solve the baffling mystery.