A large piece of what may have been the wing of missing flight MH370 has been found on Pemba Island, Tanzania.
The discovery is reported on the Jamii Forums site.
Few details are given, but the images posted make it an object of strong interest.
The discovery comes as Malaysia’s authorities are reported to have become indifferent to the rising numbers of potential fragments of the lost Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER being brought to the attention of the media and authorities in Madagascar and elsewhere.
Those objects include personal items possibly belonging to the 239 people who were on board MH370 when it vanished soon after taking off from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing on March 8, 2014.
Malaysia has never addressed concerns over its official actions on the night of the flight’s disappearance, nor its misleading advice to early searchers to look further into the South China Sea or across central Asia, contrary to advice given to the government that the jet has been recorded as turning westwards off its filed flight path when it was over the Gulf of Thailand.
Australia has never officially acknowledged asking any questions of the Malaysian authorities over these issues, and has instead managed the subsequent surface and then ocean floor searches of parts of the south Indian Ocean at the direction of Kuala Lumpur and with the very recent assistance of China.
Less than 15,000 square kilometers remain to be sonar scanned of the 120,000 square kilometers of the ocean floor designated as a search zone for the heavy, sunk wreckage of the jet.
That search could be concluded sometime in August, depending on the wild sea state of the southern Indian Ocean in winter, and Malaysia, China and Australia have recently reiterated a long standing decision to end the search at that stage unless there is a prior discovery or a new credible information concerning the course flown by the jet prior to it running out of fuel and crashing.
Further discoveries of major pieces of wreckage or confirmed personal possessions will make the abandonment of the sea floor search more difficult to justify to the public, and add to doubts about the often contradictory official narratives from Kuala Lumpur.