A piece of suspected plane wreckage found off the coast of southern Thailand three days ago does not belong to a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet that disappeared almost two years ago, the Malaysian transport ministry says.
The debris does not match those of a Boeing 777 and the part numbers found on the debris were not listed on the Malaysia Airlines' parts catalogue manual, the ministry said in a statement following an investigation.
A large piece of curved metal washed ashore in Nakhon Si Thammarat province on Saturday (local time), prompting speculation it might belong to the missing jet, which was a Boeing 777.
Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared with 239 people on board during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March 2014.
A piece of the plane washed up on the French island of Reunion in July 2015 but no further trace has been found.