MH370: Debris found in Mauritius was from missing flight

A piece of aircraft debris, taken at the ATSB laboratory in Canberra, Australia. Credit: PA

A piece of plane debris discovered in Mauritius was from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, officials in Malaysia have said.

The flight disappeared in March 2014 with 239 passengers and crew on board on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

Analysis by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau had found that the debris was consistent with the trailing edge of an aircraft wing, Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said in a statement.

Two pieces of plane debris were previously confirmed as being from the missing jet. The first was recovered from the French island of Reunion in July 2015, while the second was found on the island of Pemba, off the coast of Tanzania.