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Did MH370 Debris Just Wash Up In Mozambique?

The plane wreckage turned up 1,300 miles away from previous discoveries

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Family & friends of MH370 passengers. — (Getty)
Mar 02, 2016 at 12:06 PM ET

A piece of debris believed to be from the still-missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 flight has been discovered just days before the second anniversary of its tragic disappearance. The discovery was made on a sandbank off the coast of Mozambique.

Malaysia Airlines has yet to confirm that the piece of an aircraft’s tail belonged to the flight, calling it “speculative” at this point, though investigators that have seen the photos find it likely, according to NBC News. The discovery was made approximately 1,300 miles away from the only other confirmed debris from the plane—a piece of an aircraft wing found on the island of Réunion this past summer.

The inexplicable disappearance of the Boeing 777, which had carried 239 passengers from 26 countries, was deemed an accident following 10 months of investigations, yet many questions have remained unanswered. The flight’s disappearance over the South China Sea sparked numerous conspiracy theories. Hundred of millions of dollars were spent on an expansive 46,000 square mile search conducted by various countries, including Britain, France, New Zealand, Australia, and South Korea. Most recently, pieces of suspected debris turned up in Thailand, but were found to be unrelated.