If the Australian investigators that are examining the debris from Mozambique right, the two metal pieces found earlier this month near the southeastern African nation are very likely to have come from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
This could finally bring the entire search for the plane that went missing more than two years ago to a conclusion that everyone, especially the families and friends of the victims are hoping for and that is to finally know its destiny.
The Australian Infrastructure and Transport Minister Darren Chester issued a statement regarding the investigation, saying the pieces match the panels from a Boeing 777 aircraft.
Mr Chester said:
The analysis has concluded the debris is almost certainly from MH370.
A commissioner at the Transport Safety Bureau of Australia, Martin Dolan said the examinations found no serial numbers on either of the two parts, but then adds:
But we are very certain these are from MH370.
Ocean Currents Likely Took the Debris from the Indian Ocean to Mozambique and Reunion Island
According to Mr Dolan, the drift model by Australian scientists showed that the debris would likely be taken from the Indian Ocean by way of ocean currents and to the coasts near Mozambique and Reunion Island. Last year in June, another piece, a flaperon (a part of the airplane wing), was found on the French-owned island and later confirmed by investigators in Toulouse, France that it belonged to a Boeing 777 aircraft and therefore come from MH370.
Dolan also explained that the debris found near Mozambique would be analyzed to provide more information about the final moments of the aircraft and the 239 people aboard it.
He also added that a more detailed report regarding the debris will be prepared together with the Malaysian government and civil aviation authorities.
When it comes to the third piece of debris, the one found near South Africa, that part remains to be examined.
Flight MH370 disappeared on 8th March, 2014 while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, presumably crashing into the southern Indian Ocean. However, the search that is being conducted in the area found no evidence of the plane there.