23 Mar 2016

Possible MH370 debris to be tested

11:19 am on 23 March 2016

Malaysia is sending a team to retrieve a piece of debris found along the southern coast of South Africa to check whether it could belong to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

The Malaysian transport ministry says the the wreckage could be from an inlet cowling of an aircraft engine.

Flight MH370 disappeared two years ago with 239 passengers and crew on board, shortly after taking off from Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing.

A piece that may be from the plane washed up on the French island of Reunion in July 2015 but no further trace has been found.