Malaysia’s transport minister has said there is a “high possibility” that debris found in Mozambique came from a Boeing 777, the same model as missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
Australia said the location was consistent with models of where ocean drifts could carry debris.
The 1m-long piece of metal was found on a sandbank at the weekend.
MH370 disappeared in March 2014 while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, carrying 239 passengers.
Despite an extensive deep water search, led by Australia, the plane and all its passengers remain missing.