‘High Possibility’ Debris Found Off Mozambique is From a Boeing 777, But No Link to MH370 Found Yet

FILE - In this April 8, 2014 file photo, a school utility worker mops a mural depicting the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 at the Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino High School campus at Makati city east of Manila, Philippines. Malaysia Airlines placed fourth Google's list of 2014's fastest-rising global search requests, the company said Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. (PHOTO CREDIT: AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)
FILE – In this April 8, 2014 file photo, a school utility worker mops a mural depicting the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 at the Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino High School campus at Makati city east of Manila, Philippines. Malaysia Airlines placed fourth Google’s list of 2014’s fastest-rising global search requests, the company said Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. (PHOTO CREDIT: AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)

Malaysia’s transport minister said Wednesday there is a “high possibility” that a piece of debris found on a sandbar off Mozambique is from a Boeing 777 but more investigation is needed to determine whether it is from the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 that disappeared two years ago with 239 people aboard.

Minister Liow Tiong Lai said on Twitter that Malaysia is working with Australian counterparts to retrieve the debris.

“Based on early reports, high possibility debris found in Mozambique belongs to a B777,” he tweeted. “I urged everyone to avoid undue speculation as we are not able to conclude that the debris belongs to #mh370 at this time.”

Investigators in Malaysia, Australia and the U.S. have examined photographs of the debris, and say there is a good chance it came from a Boeing 777, according to NBC News.

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SOURCE: USA Today, Doug Stanglin