Investigators: Debris came from doomed Flight 370

A Boeing 777 wing flap found off the coast of Tanzania in east Africa came from the doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, investigators confirmed Thursday.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) said the large piece of debris found on Pemba island on June 20 2016, did come from the plane that disappeared more than two years ago. Part numbers and the January 2002 manufacture date helped identify it.

Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai also confirmed the debris, an outboard flap, was from the aircraft and said it will be examined to see if it can reveal any further information, Reuters reported.

In April, the ATSB said that two pieces of debris found about 135 miles apart on the coast of Mozambique “almost certainly” came from the missing jet.  A piece of right wing was found Dec. 27 and a piece of the tail was discovered Feb. 27.

The plane disappeared on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014, with 239 people aboard.

USA TODAY


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