Australian officials have said that debris found in Mozambique likely came from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 plane, the Associated Press reported Wednesday night. Two possible pieces of debris had been discovered in Mozambique by a South African tourist and an amateur American investigator separately, and had arrived in Australia earlier for testing.
MH370 disappeared in March 2014 without a trace, with 239 people on board. The debris found by the American was discovered in late February, while the other was found in December by a South African tourist, BBC reported.
Australia’s transport minister had said that the debris was “consistent with drift modeling” of how debris from the missing plane might have been carried by ocean currents.
A piece of what appeared to be a Rolls Royce engine cowling had also been found on a beach in South Africa, according to officials, CNN reported. The latest piece was found near Mossel Bay, a small town in Western Cape province.
"When I flipped it around, I didn't know immediately what it was, but just thought, 'Oh my word!'," Neels Kruger, an archeologist who found the piece, told the Associated Press. "After consulting with pilots, he turned over the object to the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA)."