Suspected debris from MH370 has been found on an island in Mauritius, east of Africa.
The fragment was reportedly found by a couple holidaying on Rodrigues Island as they were walking along the beach on Thursday (31st May). Rodrigues Island is a small volcanic island in the Indian Ocean, east of Mauritius.
MH370 Independent Group (IG) expert Don Thompson told news.com.au. that it appeared to match the bulkhead of a MAS Boeing 777 business class cabin. He said it was not, however, limited to that section of a Boeing 777 and could also have come from economy class.
It was reported that the group had passed the information to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB). Australia says the piece of debris will be examined to see if it is part of MH370. If confirmed to be from MH370, the fragment would be the first possible internal part to have been found.
Malaysia Airlines’ Flight MH370 disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on 8th March 2014, with 239 passengers and crew on board. Its journey is believed to have ended in the southern Indian Ocean.
More than 95,000 sq km of a 120,000 sq km area has now been examined in the search. The unprecedented Australian-led hunt for wreckage from the flight is expected to finish its high-tech scanning of a designated swathe of seafloor in the remote Indian Ocean by July.