A wing part recovered from Reunion island off Madagascar previous year is the only debris from MH370 that has been found, but it offers little clues over what actually happened to the plane.
Also in attendance was USA adventurer Blaine Gibson, who found a piece of debris on a beach in Mozambique that early photographic analysis suggests could be from the missing jetliner.
Given that the aircraft was registered to Malaysia, the responsibility for the investigation lies with their government.
“They will be in Mozambique soon and at the moment any comment about its nature is purely speculative and not substantive”.
“All that we know is that it’s a piece from an aircraft”.
The ongoing mystery of the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 that disappeared almost two years ago with 239 passengers and crew members has not produced the rapid implementation of remedial technology that many aviation experts predicted at the time.
“They will meet with the director-general of the Mozambique DCA tomorrow to discuss on the discovery and bring back the debris”, said Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai.
A search co-cordinated by Australia, Malaysia and China in the southern Indian Ocean off Western Australia has so far scoured 120,000 sq km of the sea floor at an estimated cost of about $180 million.
Performances and tribute messages filled the air at yesterday’s event to remember the 239 people on the Boeing 777 that vanished after taking off from Kuala Lumpur en route to Beijing in the early hours of March 8, 2014.
The families of 12 passengers aboard missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 filed suits against the airline on Friday before a two-year deadline for legal action expires.
As to whether the Mozambican government would launch a search for more possible debris afterwards, Abreu was reported saying it would be considered after the identification results.
Ms Nathan is the spokesperson for Voice370, an global next-of-kin network, that has been urging the Australian, Malaysian and Chinese authorities to extend the search.
“If we don’t find the aircraft within the priority search site … that’s the point at which the search will stop”, Dolan said.
“In the two years since the accident, they repeatedly come up with certain news, such as the plane has crashed, then they go on and deny these reports”, she said.
If it sank close to a trench in the seabed no debris would ever surface – except perhaps components that emerged 3,700 miles away at the small French island of La Reunion in the Indian Ocean.