Last Updated  30 April 2017

MH370: Overview of debris                                                                                         Google Map | Updates


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* Numbered in the order of the date they were found. Highlighted parts are internal parts.


Nr

Debris

Location

Summary

Status

1.

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Saint Denis La Reunion

Find:     Right Flaperon
              (external)
Right

Date:     27 July 2015

Location:  Saint-Andre, La Reunion
Lat:              -20.9161833°
Long:        055.6491500°

Finder:    Johnny Begue

03 Sept 2015: Confirmed by French Judicial Authority belonging to MH370.  Unique identifiers on the flaperon identified it as definitely coming from MH370.

Test Report to be released by French Judicial Authority

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Maputo Mozambique

Find:     Right Wing No. 7 Flap Track
              Fairing 676EB
   (external) Right

Date:     30 December 2015

Location:  Daghatane Beach,
              Mozambique
Lat:        24.078057S
Long:     35.499796E

Finder:    Liam Lotter

19 April 2016: Tests show that part is almost certain from MH370

Examination report

3.

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Klein Brak, Mossel Bay, South Africa

Find:     Engine Nose Cowl
        (Rolls Royce logo) (external)

Date:     23 December 2015
         21 March 2016

Location:  Klein Brak River, Mossel Bay,
         South-Africa
Lat:       34.093767S
Long:      22.149905E

Finder:    Schalk Lockhoff
         Neels Kruger

12 May 2016: Tests show that part is almost certain from MH370

examination report

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Sainte Luce Madagascar.JPG

Find: Small tapered panel
          (Images)
Date: December 2015
Location: north of Sainte Luce in Bay of Etagotso, Madagascar
Lat: S 25°
Long: E 47°
Finders: Milson Tovontsoa, Rija Ravokatra, and Eodia Andriamahery (Given to Blaine Gibson in Sept 2016) (Extensive info)

Under evaluation

5.

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Vilankulo, Paluma Sandbank, Mozambique

Find:     Right Horizontal Stabiliser
        panel piece (No Step)
        (external)
Right

Date:     27 February 2016

Location:  Valankulo, Paluma

          Sandbank, Mozambique
Lat:       22.066570S
Long:     35.519020E

Finder:    Blaine Gibson

19 April 2016: Tests show that part is almost certain from MH370

Examination report

6.

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Sainte Luce Madagascar.JPG

Find:     composite panel with hexagonal honeycomb inside (internal)  (Images)

Date:     February 2016

Location:  7 km. north of Sainte Luce,  Madagascar
Lat:  S 25°

Long: E 47°    

Finders: Milson Tovontsoa, Rija Ravolatra, and Eodia Andriamahery. Taken care of by  Blaine Gibson. (Extensive info)

Still under evaluation

22 September 2016 Preliminary examination of two items of debris recovered near Sainte Luce, Madagascar)  Debris Examination Report 4.pdf

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Sainte Luce Madagascar.JPG

Find: Small shattered composite panel with hexagonal honeycomb inside.  (Images)

Date: February 2016

Location: Northeast Madagascar, Antsiraka and Riake Beaches, Madagascar

Lat: S 25°

Long: E 47°

Finders: Milson Tovontsoa, Rija Ravokatra, and Eodia Andriamahery (Given to Blaine Gibson in Sept 2016) (Extensive info)

Still under evaluation

22 September 2016 Preliminary examination of two items of debris recovered near Sainte Luce, Madagascar)  Debris Examination Report 4.pdf

8.

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Var-Brule Beach, Rodrigue (Mauritus)

Find:     Door R1 Stowage Closet  
        (internal
) Left

Date:     30 March 2016

Location:  Var-Brule Beach (between
         Mourouk and Gravel),
         Rodrigues, Mauritius
Lat:       19.736711S
Long:      63.471632E

Finder:    Jean Dominique Vitry &
         Suzy Vitry

12 May 2016: Tests show that part is almost certain from MH370

examination report

9.

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South of Chidenguele, Mozambique, Right Hand Engine Fan Cowling 24 april 2016

Vilankulo, Paluma Sandbank, Mozambique

Find:     Right Hand Engine Fan Cowling
        (external)
Right

Date:     24 April 2016

Location:  South of Chidenguele,

          Mozambique
Lat:       
Long:     

Finder:   

Debris Examination Report 6 - 28 feb 2017: It has been concluded that the debris is part of the Right Fan Cowl of a B777. As the right fan cowls on both the engines are similar, there is no conclusive evidence to determine whether it belongs to the left (No. 1) or right (No. 2) engine. Based on the other features on the recovered part it has also been determined that the part is almost certain from MH370 (aircraft registered
as 9M-MRO)
DEBRIS EXAMINATION REPORT SAFETY INVESTIGATION FOR MH370 (Updated 30 April 2017)

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Anvil Bay, Chemucane,Mozambique, unidentified 30 april 2016

Vilankulo, Paluma Sandbank, Mozambique

Find:     Wing panel
(external)

Date:     30 April 2016

Location:  Anvil Bay, Chemucane,

          Mozambique
Lat:       
Long:     

Finder:    Tourist

Press Release 26 May 2016

Debris Examination Report 6 - 28 feb 2017: There is no conclusive evidence to determine the origin of this part with respect to the aircraft however it is likely to be a part of a panel of the wing to body fairing on a B777 and it is likely to be from MH370 (aircraft registered as 9M-MRO).

11.
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Goose Island in northern Mauritius - clicanoo 25 may 2016-

L'ilot Bernache, Mauritius

Find:     Left Outboard Trailing Edge Section (external) Left

Date:     10 May 2016

Location:  L'ilot Bernache (Pointe
        Bernache / Goose island)
         Mauritius
Lat:       20.023383S
Long:      57.701386E

Finder:    Tourist

On 7 October 2016 the ATSB has released Examination Update No 5 which concludes that Part number 6 was a trailing edge section of Boeing 777 left, outboard flap, originating from the Malaysian Airlines aircraft registered 9M-MRO.

Examination Report 5.pdf

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Maputo Mozambique

Find:     Wing Trailing Edge Panel  
        (external)

Date:     22 May 2016

Location:  Cristina's Lodge, Macaneta  
         Peninsula Maputo Bay,
         Mozambique
Lat:       25.863020S
Long:      32.745660E

Finder:    Luca Kuhn von Burgsdorff

Debris Examination Report 6 - 28 feb 2017: Item 9 is confirmed to be the outboard section of the “Upper Fixed Panel forward of the
flaperon” on the left wing whilst item 15 is confirmed to be the outboard section of the “Upper
Fixed Panel forward of the flaperon” on the right wing. The debris are highly likely to be from
MH370 (aircraft registered as 9M-MRO).

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Debris gris gris mauritius -MH370-

Gris-Gris Mauritius

Find:     Flap Track Fairing Tail Cone
        (external)

Date:     24 May 2016

Location:  Beach of Gris Gris, Mauritius
Lat:       20.522448S
Long:      57.537621E

Finder:    Coast Guard on foot Patrol

Debris Examination Report 6 - 28 feb 2017: Based on the legible numbers and the fit, it is confirmed that the part is the tail cone of the No. 1 flap track fairing of B777 and highly likely to be from MH370 (aircraft registered as 9M-MRO).

14.

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Île Sainte-Marie (Nosy Boraha) NE Madagascar

Find:    Panel with empty hi lock pin  
       holes in it (external)

Date:    6 June 2016

Location: Riake Beach, Nosy Boraha (Île Sainte-Marie) NE Madagascar (located near the village of Sahasifotra)
Lat:       
Long:     

Finder:   Blaine Gibson  (Report 9 June 2016 | Report 21 June 2016)

Handed over to DCA Malaysia on 5 December 2016
Under evaluation

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Île Sainte-Marie (Nosy Boraha) NE Madagascar

Find:    Unidentified part with
       inscription "FB" (external)

Date:    6 June 2016

Location: Riake Beach, Nosy Boraha (Île Sainte-Marie) NE Madagascar (located near the village of Sahasifotra)
Lat:       
Long:     

Finder:   Blaine Gibson (Report 9 June 2016 | Report 21 June 2016)

Handed over to DCA Malaysia on 5 December 2016

Debris Examination Report 6 - 28 feb 2017: The part is very likely from a Boeing aircraft and is likely to be from MH370 (aircraft registered
as 9M-MRO).

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Île Sainte-Marie (Nosy Boraha) NE Madagascar

Find:    Seat Back Trim Panel

        (IFE Monitor locator)
       (Internal)  
Images

Date:    6 June 2016

Location: Riake Beach, Nosy Boraha (Île Sainte-Marie) NE Madagascar (located near the village of Sahasifotra)
Lat:       
Long:     

Finder: Blaine Gibson (Report 9 June 2016 | Report 21 June 2016)

Handed over to DCA Malaysia on 5 December 2016

Debris Examination Report 6 - 28 feb 2017: This part is confirmed to be the seat back trim panel for encasing the IFE monitor and is highly
likely to be from MH370 (aircraft registered as 9M-MRO).

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Kangaroo Island Australia marked

Find:    White wreckage including the words 'Caution No Step'

Date:    9 June 2016

Location: On the coast of SE Kangaroo Island, South Australia, at around 2.40pm ACST
Lat:       
Long:     

Finder:   Samuel Armstrong

The ATSB recovered the part and examined it, in conjunction with Malaysian authorities and the aircraft manufacturer, Boeing. Information received from the manufacturer indicates that the item is not consistent with the manufacturing specifications of a Boeing commercial aircraft. As such, the ATSB has assessed that the item is not related to the safety investigation or on-going search for MH370.

17.

Riake Beach, Madagascar, debris piece number 4-6

Île Sainte-Marie (Nosy Boraha) NE Madagascar

Find:    Unidentified part with six hi-lock
       pins left intact
Images

Date:    12 June 2016

Location: Riake Beach, Nosy Boraha (Île Sainte-Marie) NE Madagascar
Lat:       
Long:     

Finder:   Blaine Gibson  (Report 21 June 2016)

Handed over to DCA Malaysia on 5 December 2016

Debris Examination Report 6 - 28 feb 2017: There is insufficient evidence to indicate that it could be from a B777 or from MH370.

18.

Riake Beach, Madagascar, debris piece number 5-1

Île Sainte-Marie (Nosy Boraha) NE Madagascar

Find:    Unidentified part of plastic
       fiberglass composite
Images
Date:    12 June 2016

Location: Riake Beach, Nosy Boraha (Île Sainte-Marie) NE Madagascar
Lat:       
Long:     

Finder:   Blaine Gibson   (Report 21 June 2016)

Handed over to DCA Malaysia on 5 December 2016

Debris Examination Report 6 - 28 feb 2017: There is insufficient evidence to positively identify the part to be from an aircraft.

Overview Possible Personal Items MH370 - 21 June 2016

Île Sainte-Marie (Nosy Boraha) NE Madagascar

Find:    Possible Personal Effects
Date:    June 2016

Location: Riake Beach, Nosy Boraha (Île Sainte-Marie) NE Madagascar
Lat:       
Long:     

Finder:   Blaine Gibson (Report 21 June 2016)

Handed over to DCA Malaysia on 5 December 2016
Under evaluation

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Picture1-- Debris piece 6 (hexagonal torque coupling seal)

Île Sainte-Marie (Nosy Boraha) NE Madagascar

Find:    Hexagonal torque coupling seal
       
Images
Date:    June 2016

Location: Antsiraka Beach, Cape Antsiraka, Madagascar
Lat:      -16.8411111°
Long:     049.8330556°

Finder:   Blaine Gibson

Not from MH370

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Debris piece 7, Antsiraka Beach, Madagascar-8

Île Sainte-Marie (Nosy Boraha) NE Madagascar

Find:    Unidentified part with grey paint / black carbon fibre (external)  Images
Date:    12 June 2016

Location: Antsiraka Beach, Cape Antsiraka, Madagascar
Lat:     -16.8491667°  
Long:    049.8075000°  

Finder:   Blaine Gibson  

Debris Examination Report 6 - 28 feb 2017:  The part is positively identified as the Right Hand Nose Gear Forward Door of a B777. It is highly
likely to be from MH370 (aircraft registered as 9M-MRO).

20.

Debris piece 8, Antsiraka Beach, Madagascar-2

Île Sainte-Marie (Nosy Boraha) NE Madagascar

Find:    Interior Panel
       (Internal)  
Images
Date:    12 June 2016

Location: Antsiraka Beach, Cape Antsiraka, Madagascar
Lat:     -16.8480556°  
Long:    049.8116667°  

Finder:   Blaine Gibson  

Not identifiable see Summary of debris 14 Oct 2016 release 

Debris Examination Report 6 - 28 feb 2017:  Item No. 17 is not identifiable.

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Debris piece 9, Antsiraka Beach, Madagascar

Île Sainte-Marie (Nosy Boraha) NE Madagascar

Find:    Interior Panel
       (Internal)  
Images
Date:    12 June 2016

Location: Antsiraka Beach, Cape Antsiraka, Madagascar
Lat:       
Long:     

Finder:   Blaine Gibson  

14 October 2016: 
Tests show this part is almost certain from MH370.

Summary of Debris.pdf 14 October 2016

Debris Examination Report 6 - 28 feb 2017: Item No. 16 is a cabin interior panel based on the Nomex honeycomb core and panel construction. The vinyl decorative sheet on one side of the panel is the same as the specification used on MAS 777 cabin interior. This item is almost certain from MH 370 (aircraft registered as 9M-MRO).

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Île Sainte-Marie (Nosy Boraha) NE Madagascar

Find: fiberglass with hexagonal honeycomb inside. (internal)    

Date: June 2016

Location: Antsiraka beach, Madagascar

Lat: -16.8333333°

Long: 049.8333333°

Finders: Milson Tovontsoa, Rija Ravokatra, and Eodia Andriamahery

Not identifiable (see SUMMARY OF POSSIBLE MH370 DEBRIS RECOVERED
(Updated 30 April 2017
)

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Île Sainte-Marie (Nosy Boraha) NE Madagascar

Find:    Possible Personal Effects 
           
Images (Set 2)
Date:    June 2016

Location: Antsiraka Beach, Cape Antsiraka, Madagascar
Lat:       
Long:     

Finder:   Blaine Gibson

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Kosi Bay Mouth,Kwa Zulu Natal,South Africa Wing body fairing 21 June 2016

Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa

Find:     Wing body fairing (external)

Date:      21 June 2016

Location:  Kosi Bay Mouth, Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa
Lat:       
Long:     

Finder:   

Debris Examination Report 6 - 28 feb 2017: This item is confirmed to be part of the right aft wing to body fairing panel from a B777 aircraft.
It is highly likely to be from MH370 (aircraft registered as 9M-MRO).

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Kojani, Kojana Island, North Pemba, Tanzania-

Find:     Right Outboard Flap
             (external)
  Right

Date:      23 June 2016

Location:  in the sea at Kojani, Kojana Island, North Pemba, Tanzania (Zanzibar Archipelago)
Lat:       
Long:     

Finder: Posted by Jamii Forums 

On Friday 29 July 2016 a media release by the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Darren Chester said it is highly likely that the piece of debris, found at Pemba Island, Tanzania, is from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. On 15 September 2016 ATSB Confirmed the inboard section of a Boeing 777 outboard flap as originating from the aircraft registered 9M-MRO and operating as MH370

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Tanzania debris2 map

Find:     Unidentified part (Honeycomb)
             
Images

Date:     24 June 2016

Location:  Tanzania
Lat:    7.0342S  
Long:   39.545E  

Finder:  Paul Smithson (Posted 3 Aug 2016)
Full res images item 1
Full res images item 2

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Umhlanga beach, SA.PNG

Find: Handle from overhead compartment
Date: 11 July 2016
Location: Umhlanga beach, South Africa,
(Close to the pier)
-29.726179, 31.089045
Lat:  -29.7261790°
Long: 031.0890450°
Finder: Norbert Tol (Reported 23 Aug 2016)

26.

Northern Kwa Zulu Natal,South Africa Unidentified part 18 July 2016

Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa

Find:     Panel (external)

Date:     18 July  2016

Location:  Northern Kwa Zulu Natal,

South Africa
Lat:       
Long:     

Finder:   

Debris Examination Report 6 - 28 feb 2017: It could not be positively determined whether the debris could be from a B777 aircraft

27.

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Île Sainte-Marie (Nosy Boraha) NE Madagascar

Find: Unidentified part
Date:
16 August 2016
Location:
Madagascar 17°52'55.66"S,  49°27'38.23"E (~70 nm south of where Blaine Gibson found several pieces on Riake Beach in June 2016.)
Lat:    
-17.8821278°
Long:  
049.4606194°    
Finder:
 Alexandre Poussin Madatrek

handed it over to Air France officials. Current status unknown.

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Vilankulo, Paluma Sandbank, Mozambique

Find:  Possible piece from one of the engine pylons, or piece from the area around the APU  (external)       Images | Higher res

Date:      19 August 2016

Location: Praia de Roche, Inhambane, Mozambique
Lat:     -23.9297400°
Long:   035.5270700°

Finder: Barry McQuade of Durban South Africa
(Published on
23 August 2016 by Blaine Gibson)

Reported to ATSB

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Linga Linga Inhambane Mozambique.PNG

Find:     Vertical Stabiliser (with Assembly Number 177W3103=3) (external)

Date:     25 Aug 2016 images

Location:  On the beach in front of Linga Linga Lodge, Linga Linga, Inhambane, Mozambique (near Morrumbene)
Lat:     
Long:     

Finder:    Jean Viljoen 
Report on Moz Forum FB 26 Aug 2016 + August 26 2016 

Debris Examination Report 6 - 28 feb 2017: The debris is confirmed to be part of the right vertical stabilizer panel of a B777. Based on the red/white livery on the panel it is determined to be almost certain from MH370 (aircraft registered as 9M-MRO).  

Voice370 Plea to Madagascar: Help Us Find Debris
From
03 Dec 2016 to 11 Dec 2016, seven Next-of-Kin (NOKs) of passengers on board the Missing Flight MH370 have traveled to Madagascar on a self funded trip to raise awareness, teach locals about how to identify debris, how to collect debris, what to do with it when they find it, and to search for debris themselves.
From
11 Dec 2016 to 14 Dec .2016 they were in Mauritius to further the search for MH370.
They have created maps showing high debris concentration areas in Madagascar, Mozambique and Tanzania where MH370 debris may wash up on the shore line and also included
brochures detailing guidelines for those who find potential MH370. The pdf file can be downloaded here. An Updated (5 Dec 2016) zip file including a google earth kml here (An overview of updates of their trip (2-18 Dec 2016 to Madagascar & Mauritius) can be found here)

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Île Sainte-Marie (Nosy Boraha) NE Madagascar

Find:    Unidentified part

Date:    September 2016

Location: Riake Beach, Nosy Boraha (Île Sainte-Marie) NE Madagascar
Lat:       
Long:     

Finder: After the NOK left Riake, a local fisherman heard their radio broadcast and turned in a piece of debris he found in September 2016 to Blaine Alan Gibson. (Reported 12 December 2016)

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Île Sainte-Marie (Nosy Boraha) NE Madagascar

Find:    Unidentified part

Date:    October 2016

Location: Riake Beach, Nosy Boraha (Île Sainte-Marie) NE Madagascar
Lat:       
Long:     

Finder: In Nosy Boraha, a guide named Cyriak Rakotosoa,found a piece of debris in October (Source: 12 Dec 2016)

Debris Examination Report 6 - 28 feb 2017: Although it appeared to be part of an aircraft interior there is no conclusive evidence to indicate whether the part could have actually originated from an aircraft.

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Île Sainte-Marie (Nosy Boraha) NE Madagascar

Find:    Unidentified part

Date:    8 December 2016

Location: Riake Beach, Nosy Boraha (Île Sainte-Marie) NE Madagascar
Lat:       
Long:     

Finder:  NOK: Jiang Hui | Report

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Île Sainte-Marie (Nosy Boraha) NE Madagascar

Find:    Unidentified part

Date:    9 December 2016

Location: Riake Beach, Nosy Boraha (Île Sainte-Marie) NE Madagascar
Lat:       
Long:     

Finder:  Blaine Gibson | Report

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Klein Brak, Mossel Bay, South Africa

Find:    Possible trailing edge from the flap segment that was found in Kojani Pemba Island Tanzania

Date:    Reported 24 December 2016

Location: Mossel Bay, South Africa
Lat:       
Long:     

Finder: Albie Morkel  | More Images   
(
Tweet by Mike Exner)

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Klein Brak, Mossel Bay, South Africa

Find: Possible wing to body fairing or flap track fairing | images
Date:
27 January 2017
Location:
Mpame Beach near Hole-in-the-Wall at Coffee Bay (near London beach in Transkei), West-Kaap, South Africa
Lat:
Long:
Finder:
Cameron Edwards & In-Laws
Source: Avcom & images | More info

AAIB Malaysia Official:
Aslam Khan

Mobile : +60123005540
Email : aslam@mot.gov.my 

Right Wing No. 7 Flap Support Fairing

Examination showed that part is highly likely from MH370

NEW SUMMARY OF POSSIBLE MH370 DEBRIS RECOVERED (Updated 30 April 2017) Released by MH370 Official Site

(Updated) Summary of Debris Recovered.pdf 27 February 2017 Released by MH370 Official Site
(Updated)
Summary of Possible Debris Recovered.pdf 14 October 2016 Released by MH370 Official Site
Summary of Debris Recovered.pdf 15 August 2016 Released by MOT Malaysia
           

Debris Examination Reports | Source: ATSB

 

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imagesSaint Andre, Reunion
(No report yet + MH370 - Search and debris examination update 2 Nov 2016)

imagesKojani, Pemba, Tanzania
(Report 3 + MH370 - Search and debris examination update 2 Nov 2016)

images L'ilot Bernache, Mauritius
(Report 5)

Vilankulo, Paluma Sandbank, Mozambique
(Report 1)

Daghatane Beach, Mozambique
(Report 1)

 Klein Brak River, Mossel Bay, South Africa
(Report 2)

Var-Brule Beach, Rodrigues, Mauritius
(Report 2)

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Sainte Luce, Madagascar
(Report 4)

Sainte Luce, Madagascar
(Report 4)

Antsirake Beach, Madagascar
 (Report 6)

South Chidenguele,

Mozambique
 (Report 6)

Linga Linga, Inhambane, Mozambique
 (Report 6)

Macaneta Peninsula Maputo Bay, Mozambique
 (Report 6)

Gris Gris, Mauritius
 (Report 6)

Riake Beach, Nosy Boraha (Île Sainte-Marie) NE Madagascar
 (Report 6)

Antsiraka Beach, Cape Antsiraka, Madagascar
 (Report 6)

Kosi Bay Mouth, Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa
 (Report 6)

Anvil Bay, Chemucane,

Mozambique

(Report 6)

Riake Beach, Nosy Boraha (Île Sainte-Marie) NE Madagascar
(Report 6)

Riake Beach, Nosy Boraha (Île Sainte-Marie) NE Madagascar
(Report 6)

Riake Beach, Nosy Boraha (Île Sainte-Marie) NE Madagascar
(Report 6)

Antsiraka Beach, Cape Antsiraka, Madagascar
(Report 6)

Northern Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa

(Report 6)

Riake Beach, Nosy Boraha (Île Sainte-Marie) NE Madagascar
(Report 6)

NEW DEBRIS EXAMINATION REPORT SAFETY INVESTIGATION FOR MH370 (Updated 30 April 2017)  Malaysia Airlines MH370 Boeing B777-200ER (9M-MRO) – 8 March 2014

NEW SUMMARY OF POSSIBLE MH370 DEBRIS RECOVERED (Updated 30 April 2017) Released by MH370 Official Site

Debris Examination Report 1.pdf (19 April 2016) Identification of two items of debris recovered in Mozambique
Debris Examination Report 2.pdf (12 May 2016, Amended 24 May 2016) Identification of two items of debris recovered from the beaches in South Africa
                                 
                           and Mauritius
Debris Examination Report 3.pdf (15 September 2016) Identification of large flap section recovered off the Tanzanian coast
Debris Examination Report 4.pdf (22 September 2016) Preliminary examination of two items of debris recovered near Sainte Luce, Madagascar 
Debris Examination Report 5.pdf (7 October 2016) Identification of wing trailing edge debris recovered from Mauritius
MH370 – Search and Debris Examination Update.pdf (2 November 2016)
Summary of Debris (Updated 28 February 2017)
Debris Examination Report 6 (28 February 2017)
3rd Interim Statement Safety investigation for MH370 (8 March 2017)

Below follows an overview of examined debris confirmed to be from MH370, Almost certain from MH370, Highly likely from MH370 and Likely from MH370 

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Right Flaperon. Found 29 July 2015 at Saint Andre, La Reunion by Johnny Begue.

On 03 September 2015 Confirmed by French Judicial Authority belonging to MH370.  Unique identifiers on the flaperon identified it as definitely coming from MH370.

Test Report to be released by French Judicial Authority

Right inboard section of a Boeing 777 outboard flap. Found on 23 June 2016 at Kojani, Pemba Island, Tanzania.  Reported by JamiiForums.

On 15 September 2016 It was confirmed that Part No. 5 was the inboard section of a Boeing 777 right, outboard flap, originating from the Malaysian Airlines aircraft registered 9M-MRO.

Debris Examination Report 3.pdf (15 September 2016) Identification of large flap section recovered off the Tanzanian coast

Trailing edge section of a Boeing 777 left outboard flap.
Found on 10 May 2016 at L'ilot Bernache (Pointe Bernache or Goose island)  Mauritius, by a tourist.

On 7 October 2016 it was confirmed that Part number 6 was a trailing edge section of Boeing 777 left, outboard flap, originating from the Malaysian Airlines aircraft registered 9M-MRO.

Debris Examination Report 5.pdf (7 October 2016) Identification of wing trailing edge debris recovered from Mauritius

imagesAlmost Certain From MH370

imagesAlmost Certain From MH370

imagesAlmost Certain From MH370

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Right horizontal stabiliser panel piece (No Step)
Found on 27 February 2016 at Vilankulo, Paluma Sandbank, Mozambique, by Blaine Gibson

19 April 2016: Tests show that part is almost certain from MH370

Debris Examination Report 1.pdf (19 April 2016) Identification of two items of debris recovered in Mozambique

Right Wing No.7 Flap Track Fairing (676EB)
Found on 30 December 2015 at Daghatane Beach,

 Mozambique, by Liam Lotter

19 April 2016: Tests show that part is almost certain from MH370

Debris Examination Report 1.pdf (19 April 2016) Identification of two items of debris recovered in Mozambique

Engine Nose Cowl (Rolls Royce logo) 
Found on 23 December 2015 by Schalk Lockhoff and again on 21 March 2016 by Neels Kruger,  at Klein Brak River, Mossel Bay, South-Africa

12 May 2016: Tests show that part is almost certain from MH370

Debris Examination Report 2.pdf (12 May 2016, Amended 24 May 2016) Identification of two items of debris recovered from the beaches in South Africa and Mauritius

imagesAlmost Certain From MH370

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South of Chidenguele, Mozambique, Right Hand Engine Fan Cowling 24 april 2016

Left Door R1 Storage Closet  (internal)
Found on 30 March 2016 at Var-Brule Beach, Rodrigues, Mauritius by the couple Jean Dominique Vitry & Suzy Vitry

12 May 2016: Tests show that part is almost certain from MH370

Debris Examination Report 2.pdf (12 May 2016, Amended 24 May 2016) Identification of two items of debris recovered from the beaches in South Africa and Mauritius

Cabin Interior Panel (internal)
Found in June 2016 at Antsiraka beach,
Madagascar by Blaine Gibson

Tests show this part is almost certain from MH370

Updated Summary of Debris.pdf 14 October 2016 Released by MH370 Official Site without examination report or announcement on this item

Debris Examination Report 6 - 28 feb 2017: Item No. 16 is a cabin interior panel based on the Nomex honeycomb core and panel construction. The vinyl decorative sheet on one side of the panel is the same as the specification used on MAS 777 cabin interior. This item is almost certain from MH 370 (aircraft registered as 9M-MRO).

Fan Cowling
Found 24 April 2016 South of Chidenguele,
Mozambique

Debris Examination Report 6 - 28 feb 2017: It has been concluded that the debris is part of the Right Fan Cowl of a B777. As the right fan cowls on both the engines are similar, there is no conclusive evidence to determine whether it belongs to the left (No. 1) or right (No. 2) engine. Based on the other features on the recovered part it has also been determined that the part is almost certain from MH370 (aircraft registered as 9M-MRO)

imagesAlmost Certain From MH370

 Vertical Stabiliser (with Assembly Number 177W3103=3)

Found on 25 Aug 2016  on the beach in front of Linga Linga Lodge, Linga Linga, Inhambane, Mozambique (near Morrumbene) by Jean Viljoen

Debris Examination Report 6 - 28 feb 2017: The debris is confirmed to be part of the right vertical stabilizer panel of a B777. Based on the red/white livery on the panel it is determined to be almost certain from MH370 (aircraft registered as 9M-MRO).  

imagesHighly Likely From MH370

imagesHighly Likely From MH370

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Outboard section of the “Upper Fixed Panel forward of the flaperon” on the right wing.

Found on 22 May 2016 at  Cristina's Lodge, Macaneta Peninsula Maputo Bay, Mozambique by   Luca Kuhn von Burgsdorff

Debris Examination Report 6 - 28 feb 2017: Item 9 is confirmed to be the outboard section of the “Upper Fixed Panel forward of the

flaperon” on the left wing whilst item 15 is confirmed to be the outboard section of the “Upper

Fixed Panel forward of the flaperon” on the right wing. The debris are highly likely to be from

MH370 (aircraft registered as 9M-MRO).

 Tail cone of the No. 1 flap track fairing of B777

Found on 24 May 2016 at a  Beach of Gris Gris, Mauritius by a Coast Guard on foot Patrol

Debris Examination Report 6 - 28 feb 2017: Based on the legible numbers and the fit, it is confirmed that the part is the tail cone of the No. 1 flap track fairing of B777 and highly likely to be from MH370 (aircraft registered as 9M-MRO).

 Seat back trim panel for encasing the IFE monitor

Found on 6 June 2016 at Riake Beach, Nosy Boraha (Île Sainte-Marie) NE Madagascar (located near the village of Sahasifotra) by Blaine Gibson

Debris Examination Report 6 - 28 feb 2017: This part is confirmed to be the seat back trim panel for encasing the IFE monitor and is highly
likely to be from MH370 (aircraft registered as 9M-MRO).

imagesHighly Likely From MH370

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Right Hand Nose Gear Forward Door of a B777

Found on 12 June 2016 at Antsiraka Beach, Cape Antsiraka, Madagascar by  Blaine Gibson 

Debris Examination Report 6 - 28 feb 2017:  The part is positively identified as the Right Hand Nose Gear Forward Door of a B777. It is highly

likely to be from MH370 (aircraft registered as 9M-MRO).

Part of the right aft wing to body fairing panel from a B777 aircraft

Found on 21 June 2016 at Kosi Bay Mouth, Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa

Debris Examination Report 6 - 28 feb 2017: This item is confirmed to be part of the right aft wing to body fairing panel from a B777 aircraft.

It is highly likely to be from MH370 (aircraft registered as 9M-MRO).

Right Wing No. 7 Flap Support Fairing

Found on 27 January 2017 at Mpame Beach, South Africa

Examination showed that part is highly likely from MH370

imagesLikely From MH370

imagesLikely From MH370

Likely to be a part of a panel of the wing to body fairing on a B777

Found on 30 April 2016 at Anvil Bay, Chemucane,

Mozambique by a  Tourist

Debris Examination Report 6 - 28 feb 2017: There is no conclusive evidence to determine the origin of this part with respect to the aircraft however it is likely to be a part of a panel of the wing to body fairing on a B777 and it is likely to be from MH370 (aircraft registered as 9M-MRO).

Part with  inscription "FB" very likely from a Boeing aircraft


Found on 6 June 2016 at Riake Beach, Nosy Boraha (Île Sainte-Marie) NE Madagascar (located near the village of Sahasifotra) by Blaine Gibson

Debris Examination Report 6 - 28 feb 2017: The part is very likely from a Boeing aircraft and is likely to be from MH370 (aircraft registered as 9M-MRO).



Drift modelling study


On 29 July 2015 wreckage from an aircraft was found on La Réunion in the Indian Ocean near Madagascar. As La Réunion is French Territory, the wreckage was taken into custody by French judicial authorities who transported it to France where it was examined.
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On 3 September 2015 French authorities confirmed that the wreckage was a wing part from a Boeing 777, known as a flaperon. Furthermore, unique identifiers on the flaperon identified it as definitely coming from MH370.

Over the last nine months there has been a range of debris found along western Indian Ocean shorelines that has been linked to MH370. The flaperon is, however, particularly important as it was the first piece of debris to be found and therefore it spent the least amount of time adrift.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has been working with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation over the past 18 months to model the drift of MH370 debris. Over the coming months a further intensive study will be undertaken.


Phase one involves setting adrift ocean drifter buoys used in the Global Drifter Program along with models of the flaperon which have been fitted with satellite trackers. The models will be tracked to establish the rate and direction of drift relative to the drifter buoys in open ocean conditions when subject to similar winds, currents and waves. Thirty years of real life Global Drifter Program data will then be used to model the drift of the flaperon.

On its own this information will not be able to identify the precise location of the aircraft. It is hoped, however, that when added to our existing knowledge and any future learnings a specific location of the aircraft will be able to be identified.

ATSB Operational Update 24 August 2016 |  Archive 

MH370 – Search and Debris Examination Update.pdf (2 November 2016)

ATSB UPDATE 20 Dec 2016: MH370 – First Principles Review

On 20 December 2016 the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) released its report MH370 – First Principles Review and CSIRO’s supporting report The search for MH370 and ocean surface drift.

The First Principles Review report summarises the outcomes of a meeting conducted in November and attended by Australian and international experts in data processing, satellite communications, accident investigation, aircraft performance, flight operations, sonar data, acoustic data and oceanography.  

The purpose of the First Principles Review was to reassess and validate existing evidence and to consider any new analysis that may assist in identifying the location of MH370. The CSIRO report, which should be read in conjunction with the ATSB report, was commissioned by the ATSB earlier in 2016 and was considered by the experts attending the First Principles Review.

The experts confirmed their agreement that the analysis of the last two SATCOM transmissions, the likely housed position of the main flaps at impact, and results from the recent flight simulations indicate with high probability that the aircraft lies within 25 NM of the 7th arc that had been derived from analysis of the last satellite communications with the aircraft.

Given the high confidence in the search undertaken to date, the experts agreed that the previously defined indicative underwater area is unlikely to contain the missing aircraft between latitudes 36°S and 39.3°S along the 7th arc.

The experts also agreed that CSIRO’s debris drift modelling results present strong evidence that the aircraft is most likely to be located to the north of the current indicative underwater search area. When considered together with updated flight path modelling, the experts concluded that an unsearched area between latitudes 33°S and 36°S along the 7th arc of approximately 25,000 km², has the highest probability of containing the wreckage of the aircraft.

MH370 disappeared on 8 March 2014 with 239 people on board. Australia, Malaysia and People's Republic of China have been working together to find the aircraft since that time.

Given the international protocols for aircraft recovery scenarios such as this, Malaysia will continue to take the central role in the determination of any future course of action in the search for MH370.

This report has been provided to the three principal Governments involved in the search effort for their consideration.

Read reports: MH370 – First Principles Review and The search for MH370 and ocean surface drift.
Foreword | MH370 – First Principles Review.pdf |  The search for MH370 and ocean surface drift.pdf | CSIRO Track maps       
 The search for MH370 and ocean surface drift – Executive summary – Report II (Final).pdf   | See All Reports >>

* Some Notes About The Flaperon Found At Reunion Island on 29 July 2015

(See Updates of 30 July and 3 August 2015 >> #MH370: Latest Updates in the Search of Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: https://bookofresearch.wordpress.com/2015/07/29/mh370-all-about-the-reunion-island-debris) debris-location-terraserver-marked1.png

Coordinates 20°54’58.26″ S 55°38’56.94″ E | TerraServer

Two objects show up, in the at that time, latest imagery on TerraServer at Reunion Island, date: 23/7/2015. The object on the left was already there in the 14/6/2015 imagery. Non of them were there in the 25/4/2015 imagery. There’s also an image available of 7/7/2015 but it’s too cloudy to see anything.

In the 01/8/2015 imagery on TerraServer both objects are gone.

It appears the flaperon was already there at least as early as 14/6/2015 and was claimed to have been there already in early May 2015.

The images may indicate a time span of when the flaperon has washed ashore.

 - By Bookofresearch, 30 July 2015 -

BoR plain LogoLink Overview:

Latest Updates (from 2 Dec 2016 and up) http://wp.me/p5oo9E-4SG 

Previous updates (from 29 july 2015 - 7 Dec 2016) http://wp.me/p5oo9E-2Hq 

Detailed Debris Overview (Gets updated via this link) http://tinyurl.com/MH370DebrisDoc 

Debris Overview on Google Maps http://tinyurl.com/DebrisMapMH370 

Document prepared for research purpose: #MH370: Looking back into Batavia Area 25S 101E (HAI XUN 01’s 37.5 kHz Ping Detection’s) -27 July 2016

Early Days: 

Documentation (Website): http://mh370.bookofresearch.com 
Early days Overview (Overview of events in the early days) http://www.bookofresearch.com/MH370.htm 
Events Map (Google map/Notebook of events as they were unfolding) http://tinyurl.com/WhereIsMH370 

A visualization of global conditions, forecast by supercomputers (Weather, surface ocean currents, temperature & waves)

Official Updates

Operational Search  Updates:  ATSB  |  All Search Updates JACC >>
ATSB News >> | ATSB Correcting The Record | Debris Examination Reports 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 |
Summary of Possible MH370 Debris Recovered:  15 AUGUST 2016,  14 October 2016 |
MH370 Official Site >> | MOT Malaysia |  Press Releases Minister of Transport Malaysia Liow Liong Lai>> | Media Releases Minister of Infrastructure AU >>

Media Releases by rss >> | NEWSFEED >>   |  (Watch Top Breaking News Headlines LIVE here >>

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