Malaysia says possible MH370 debris found in SA

2016-03-22 14:25
Police officers look at debris from MH370 in Saint-Andre, Reunion. (Reunion 1ere, AP)

Police officers look at debris from MH370 in Saint-Andre, Reunion. (Reunion 1ere, AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai says debris that might be part of a plane engine has been found on the southern coast of South Africa and will be checked to see if it belongs to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which vanished two years ago.

Liow said the debris was discovered on Tuesday near Mossel Bay.

- Are you there? Do you have any information about this? Send us your story and photos.

He said that based on early reports, there is a possibility it is part of an "inlet cowling of an aircraft engine".

Liow said a team will be dispatched to retrieve the debris.

The Malaysia Airlines jet disappeared on March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

A search for the plane in the southern Indian Ocean has found no trace of it so far.

Read more on:    malaysia airlines  |  george  |  malaysia airlines flight 370  |  aviation

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Financial advisors – Do you need one and should you get one?

The good, the bad, and everything else you need to know when considering hiring a financial advisor.


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.