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SACAA sends debris of MH370 for inspection
An SA family on holiday in Mozambique found debris on a beach that is consistent with MH370 modelling.
JOHANNESBURG – The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) says it will be sending a piece that could possibly be part of the missing MH370 flight to Australia for inspection.
Yesterday the aviation body confirmed its investigators have been sent to Wartburg to collect the item.
The Malaysia Airlines plane vanished en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing two years ago, with 239 people on board.
Over a week ago, Australian authorities confirmed that debris found on a beach in Mozambique is consistent with MH370 modelling.
It's understood a family in Wartburg is in possession of the piece believed to belong to the missing Malaysian flight.
The family was apparently in Mozambique on holiday when they came across the item and brought it back to South Africa.
The SACAA has now arranged for its officials to collect the debris after they alerted authorities.
There has been no confirmation that the piece is indeed from the plane.
(Edited by Tamsin Wort)
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