Possible aircraft debris arrives in Australia

Media Release

DC025/2016

21 March 2016

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said today the two pieces of debris discovered in Mozambique, which may be from an aircraft, have arrived in Australia.

Both items will be examined in Canberra by investigators from Australia and Malaysia, as well as specialists from Boeing, Geoscience Australia and the Australian National University. The items will be examined to determine whether they are from an aircraft, and if so, whether they can be conclusively linked to missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

"These are items of interest but, because of the rigorous analysis to be performed, it is not possible to speculate on how long it might take to reach any conclusions," Mr Chester said.

"I would like to assure the loved ones of those on board the aircraft, and the wider travelling community, that the examination will be thorough and undertaken by an experienced international investigation team."