The location of the debris is consistent with some of the drift modeling, said Australian authorities.Blaine Gibson, an American tourist chartered a boat and organised a trip to the coast of Mozambique. Gibson and owner of the boat found the plane part ashore on a sandbar. Gibson has been involved in the search for MH370 as a private citizen. Gibson said:
“It never occurred to me that I would find something like this here. It’s almost like a dream. I don’t know if it’s from 370 or another plane. Whatever it is, even if it’s not from 370, it raises awareness that people need to look for stuff on beaches.”He further told CNN that his heart pounded when he first saw the wreckage. But, he has also expressed caution. “The chances are pretty slim that it’s the plane we are interested in,” he added.
In this CNN interview, Blaine does a great job of remaining factual about the part he found off Mozambique. #MH370https://t.co/WltysBx9uR — Victor Iannello (@RadiantPhysics) March 3, 2016
In past, some aircraft debris were found but they led to some false leads also.
“It is too speculative at this point to comment,” said officials.
The Malaysian Transport Minister tweeted:
I urged everyone to avoid undue speculation as we are not able to conclude that the debris belongs to #mh370 at this time. (3/3)— Liow Tiong Lai (@liowtionglai) March 2, 2016
It is yet to be confirmed & verified. @dca_malaysia working w Australian counterparts to retrieve the debris. (2/3)— Liow Tiong Lai (@liowtionglai) March 2, 2016
According to a U.S official, the debris is apparently from a Boeing 777, like the missing MH370 airliner. The airliner disappeared on March 8, 2014 with 239 people on board. The mystery of what happened to the plane remains unsolved till date.
Based on early reports, high possibility debris found in Mozambique belongs to a B777. (1/3)— Liow Tiong Lai (@liowtionglai) March 2, 2016