South African Teen Finds Suspected Piece Of MH370

March 11, 2016

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A South African teenager has found debris which will be sent to Australia for testing as part of the investigation into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines MH370.

Liam Lotter, 18, told South Africa's East Coast radio he found the piece of debris on a beach in Mozambique while on holiday in December and his family took it back to their home in South Africa.

He said that after a suspected part of MH370 was found in Mozambique last week his family made the connection with his find.

That white chunk of metal is being tested in Australia, with help from Malaysian authorities and representatives of manufacturer Boeing. South African authorities plan to hand over the debris found by Lotter to the same Australian team.

"We are arranging for collection of the part, which will then be sent to Australia as they are the ones appointed by Malaysia to identify parts found," SACAA spokesman Kabelo Ledwaba said.