MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The debris was found by Blaine Gibson, a Seattle man, in Madagascar on June 6.
Gibson has notified the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) of the discovery. The bureau will now need to determine whether the debris actually comes from the Boeing 777 aircraft.
In February, Gibson made his first debris discovery off the coast of Mozambique. Experts later determined that the debris was consistent with panels from the disappeared plane.
According to the Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai, the search for the missing aircraft will continue until the entire search area of 120,000 square kilometers (over 46,000 square miles) defined by experts has been covered.