Malaysian and Thai aviation experts inspect a piece of suspected plane wreckage found off southern Thailand. Rough Cut – Subtitled (no reporter narration).
Aviation experts inspect possible plane debris
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Aviation experts from Malaysia and Thailand have been inspecting a large piece of metal debris found off the coast of Thailand which may be part of an aircraft.
The curved piece of metal covered in barnacles washed ashore off the east coast of southern Thailand.
The find fuelled speculation in the Thai media that it could be wreckage from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 which disappeared in March of 2014.
A piece of that plane washed up on the French island of Reunion in July 2015 but no further trace has been found.
Experts say it’s unlikely that debris from MH370 would have drifted across the equator into the northern hemisphere.
There has been no official confirmation that the debris found in Thailand was even from an airplane.
A spokesman for the Joint Agency Coordination Centre, the Canberra-based authority which is overseeing the international search for MH370, told Reuters it was “awaiting results of the official examination of the material.”
The Malaysian transport ministry is in contact with Thai authorities to verify the debris, a ministry spokesman said.