piece of debris found along the eastern African coast between Mozambique
and Madagascar may be from the tail section of the Malaysia Airlines
plane that disappeared two years ago, NBC News reported on Wednesday
Citing U.S., Malaysian and Australian investigators who have looked at
photos of the possible debris, NBC said the piece could be a horizontal
stabilizer from a Boeing 777, the same type of plane as the flight MH370
aircraft that was en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur when authorities
lost track of it in March 2014.
Reuters could not immediately confirm the report, and Mozambican
authorities have no information on the sighting of such an object off
the coast of Inhambane province, according to Interior Ministry
spokesman Inacio Dina.
The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board declined comment, and
referred questions to the Malaysian authorities who oversaw the
investigation. Boeing also declined to comment, referring all questions
to investigating authorities.
NBC said the debris was found on a sandbank in the Mozambique Channel by
an American man who has been tracking the investigation into the missing
Engineers who have looked at the debris have said there is a good chance
it belonged to MH370, NBC said, citing sources close to the
NBC cited sources as saying the piece looks like it belongs to a Boeing
777 and that Boeing engineers were examining the photos.
Australian authorities told NBC they were arranging for an investigation
of the piece, which could have drifted to the sand bar. Authorities
there have said they are stepping up their search for the missing plane,
which had been carrying 239 passengers.
The report comes after authorities said last year that they had found a
piece of the plane’s wing on the shore of Reunion island in the Indian
Ocean on the other side of Madagascar. Authorities have said other
reported debris was not wreckage from flight MH370。
"HIGH POSSIBILITY" DEBRIS BELONGS TO BOEING-777: LIOW TIONG LAI
LIOW TIONG LAI称：“属于
Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai on Wednesday night said
there is a "high possibility" the debris found in Mozambique belongs to
a Boeing-777 plane, based on early reports. "It is yet to be confirmed
and verified," he said on Twitter, adding that the Department of Civil
Aviation Malaysia is working with its Australian counterparts to
retrieve the debris.