MH370: Material washed up on WA coast not plane debri

UPDATE: The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has confirmed debris, found washed ashore in southern Western Australia on Wednesday afternoon, does not belong to Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

EARLIER: Investigators have responded to reports that possible wreckage from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has washed ashore the far south western tip of Western Australia.

Images of the material, which washed up on a beach around 10km east of Augusta south of Perth on Wednesday afternoon, are now being examined by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) to determine if it is related to the missing Boeing-777.


The Malaysian investigation team have also been provided images to examine.

The passenger jet carrying 239 people vanished from civilian radar shortly after take off from Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing on March 8.

More to come.