MALAYSIA NEWS: Possible MH370 debris arrives in Australia for testing

A white, metre-long chunk of metal was found off the coast of Mozambique. AFP: Australian Transport Safety Bureau/Blaine Gibson

Debris believed by some to be from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has arrived in Australia for testing, after it was found earlier this month off the south-east African coast, two years after the plane disappeared.
A white, metre-long chunk of metal was found off the coast of Mozambique by a US adventurer who had been carrying out an independent search for 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,” Australian Infrastructure Minister Darren Chester said in a statement.
Two pieces of debris will be examined by investigators from Australia and Malaysia, as well as specialists from Boeing, Geoscience Australia and the Australian National University in Canberra, Mr Chester said.
Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai has said there is a “high possibility” the metal chunk belongs to a 777 jet — the same type of aircraft as MH370.
The plane disappeared on March 8, 2014, with 239 passengers and crew on board, shortly after taking off from Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing.
It is believed to have crashed in the Indian Ocean and an initial search of a 60,000 square kilometre area of sea floor has been extended to 120,000 square km.
A piece of the plane’s wing washed up on the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion, on the other side of Madagascar, in July 2015.