EXPERTS will investigate a piece of aircraft debris found at a Nakhon Si Thammarat beach to determine whether it is a part of the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 plane, local officials said yesterday.
Pak Phanang district chief Thanyapat Puttikongphan said military and aviation experts have been asked to examine the barnacle-covered piece of plane debris. “They should be able to find out if the piece is from MH370,” he added.
A team of military officers from the Fourth Army Area yesterday examined the debris and confirmed that it was from a plane, according to Pramote Ruangdit, a local kamnan.
Photos of the debris were sent to the Air Force, which described it as “part from a foreign airline’s plane”, he said. The Air Force would also send a team of experts to examine the debris closely.
Fishermen Wilai Charoenkhun and Somsak Sinchu said they found the white metal piece swept ashore yesterday morning in Pak Phanang district.
Weighing over 100 kilograms, the piece is about 3 metres wide and 3 metres long, with wires inside. What looks like serial numbers also appears on the piece.