Sydney: A piece of aircraft debris found off the coast of Tanzania will be examined to see whether it could be from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, Australian officials said on Friday.
Australia's Transport Minister Darren Chester gave no description of the fragment found on
"The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is seeking further information on the debris to ascertain whether it was from the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777,
The bureau said Malaysian officials were in contact with Tanzanian authorities to arrange for the piece to be examined.
The final location of
But pieces of debris thought almost certainly to have come from the plane have washed up on the Indian Ocean islands of Reunion and Mauritius as well as in South Africa and Mozambique.
In May, Chester said three more pieces were to be tested -- two from Mauritius and another from Mozambique, but gave no further details.
Australia is coordinating the underwater search for the plane in the southern Indian Ocean far off its western coast and so far some 105,000 square
Australia, Malaysia and China -- which had significant numbers of citizens on the plane -- have said the hunt will be abandoned once the agreed search area is thoroughly combed.
Officials from the three countries met earlier this week to discuss the search and Chester said discussions were productive but gave no further details ahead of a ministerial meeting planned for late July.