Suspected MH370 debris to be analysed in Tanzania


  • Nation
  • Friday, 01 Jul 2016

- AFP

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania (AFP) - Aircraft debris found off the Tanzanian island of Zanzibar was handed over to the authorities on Friday for analysis to determine if it is from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Fishermen who found the suspected wing fragment last month refused to hand it over until they were given two million Tanzanian shillings ($909; 816 euros) as a reward from aviation officials.

“The debris will be ferried... to Dar es Salaam on Monday as we wait for experts from Malaysia to investigate whether it is part of the lost airline,“ said Valley Chamulungu of the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority.

Flight MH370 disappeared in March 2013 between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing with 239 passengers onboard. The plane has not yet been located but confirmed or suspected debris has been found across the Indian Ocean, including in Reunion, Madagascar, Mozambique and South Africa.

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