Debris Discovered in Mauritius Is From Missing Flight MH370, Malaysia Says

Until now, only two pieces of wreckage had been confirmed as being from the jet that disappeared in 2014.

The piece of debris found in Mauritius is from MH370, Australia said, with the wing part the latest fragment discovered along western Indian Ocean shorelines that has been linked to the missing passenger jet.

Malaysia said on Friday that a piece of plane debris discovered in Mauritius was from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared in March 2014 with 239 passengers and crew on board. 

The Boeing 777 disappeared on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, sparking a two-year search has turned up few leads. 

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.