Malaysia investigates second possible piece of missing MH370

Second piece of debris suspected to be from MH370 under investigation by Malaysian officials, ahead of its second anniversary of disappearance

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Women look at a mural of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 two years after it disappeared, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, March 7, 2016.

Malaysia is investigating a second piece of debris found on the small Indian Ocean island of Reunion, suspected to be from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

The plane disappeared without a trace on March 8, 2014, en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur with 239 passengers, most of them Chinese, and crew on board.

The crash is believed to have occurred in the Indian Ocean as the plane had disappeared from the radar over the area also known as Andaman Sea.

The officials pursuing the investigation of the mystery disappearance have confirmed that the piece of wing found in late June belonged to the MH370 airbus and that they are still working on the second piece of aircraft wreckage that had been discovered in Mozambique.

Last week, an American adventurer found a piece of debris on a beach on the African east coast nation of Mozambique. Officials will send that item to Australia for examination.

"Currently, we are awaiting verification of two more pieces of debris which were discovered recently in Mozambique and Reunion Island respectively," Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said in a statement.

Liow said an interim report will be released by the MH370 investigation team on Tuesday, which will mark the two-year anniversary of the disappearance.

TRTWorld and agencies