The Australian Transport Safety Bureau and the Department of Civil Aviation Malaysia confirmed on Monday that the piece of wreckage had arrived in Canberra as part of the search for the missing Boeing 777.Officials said it was likely to be a wing flap and was found by locals on Pemba Island, off the coast of Tanzania, on June 23.“Malaysia and Australia have worked with Tanzanian officials to assume responsibility for the wing flap,’’ they said in a statement. “Technical specialists from the ATSB are working with Malaysian investigators to determine if it is from the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, MH370.’’MH370 disappeared on March 8, 2014, while travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board and its disappearance has become a huge aviation mystery. The ATSB has so far examined examined four pieces of debris on behalf of Malaysia and determined them to be “almost certainly” from MH370.This is in addition to the flaperon found on La Reunion Island in July last year and positively identified by French officials as being from the plane.The search for the missing airliner in the southern Indian Ocean has been hampered by rough weather and has yet to finish sweeping the 120,000 sq. km area experts believe is the most likely resting place of the wreckage. Transport ministers from Australia, Malaysia and China are due to meet in Kuala Lumpur on Friday to discuss arrangements for ending the sea search once the area has been covered.
Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town LATEST STORIES View comments ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Both UST and UP are now tied in second place behind unbeaten De La Salle (2-0).From an early setback in the first set, the Golden Tigresses showed their fight in the second, displayed their composure come the third, and their resiliency in the fourth.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesUST’s 17-11 lead was dwindled to two, 18-16, in the fourth set after Isa Molde’s through the block kill but the Golden Tigresses remained calm and took a 21-16 lead off of Cherry Rondina’s ace.Molde then featured again in UP’s last gasp with an off-the-block kill to salvage a point for the Lady Maroons and the 24-19 score line but reigning Rookie of the Year Milena Alessandrini had other plans and sealed the win for UST with two clutch points. Urgent reply from Philippine football chief Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss FEU goes 3-0, UST wins 2nd straight US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Diana Carlos led UP with 20 points while Molde had 13 as they played without setter Ayel Estrañero who was said to have suffered from food poisoning.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war UST head coach Kung Fu Reyes said he took his pre-game inspiration for his team when he attended a mass at the Philippine Army’s General Headquarters at Fort Bonifacio wherein the Army chaplain said in his homily that “you’re more than your mistakes.”“I said to myself that I can apply what our chaplain said in the homily to my team,” said Reyes in Filipino. “You will mistakes but you can do so much more. We really struggled in the first set and they were dwelling on their errors.”“I just reminded them on what they have to do so by the second and third sets we were able to lessen our errors.”UST’s star trio of Alessandrini, Cherry Rondina, and rookie Eya Laure sparked the Golden Tigresses with Season 80’s top freshman leading the way with 22 points.Rondina finished with 18 points for UST while Laure added 17 of her own.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas bounced back and topped University of the Philippines, 21-25, 25-22, 25-16, 25-20, in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Golden Tigresses suffered an ugly loss to Ateneo in their previous game, 25-21, 25-18, 16-25, 25-22, but redeemed themselves to get to a 2-1 record while stopping the Lady Maroons from getting a third straight winADVERTISEMENT