Examination of debris recovered from Mozambique

Media Release


24 March 2016

The Australian Government has confirmed that debris recovered from Mozambique is highly likely to have come from MH370.

The Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester today advised the examination of the two pieces of debris has been completed.

The Malaysian Investigation Team for MH370 has found that both pieces of debris are consistent with panels from a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft.

“The analysis has concluded the debris is almost certainly from MH370,” Mr Chester said.

“That such debris has been found on the east coast of Africa is consistent with drift modelling performed by CSIRO and further affirms our search efforts in the southern Indian Ocean.

“I would like to acknowledge the work undertaken by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, Geoscience Australia, Boeing and Australian National University which assisted the Malaysian Investigation Team with their examination of the debris.

“The search for MH370 continues. There are 25,000 square kilometres of the underwater search area still to be searched. We are focused on completing this task and remain hopeful the aircraft will be found.”