"Until the debris has been examined by experts it is not possible to ascertain its origin" - Australian Transport Minister
'Close examination of the debris might possibly give some additional information relative to the search, but it's unlikely'
Experts from Boeing, Geoscience Australia and the Australian National University in Canberra will examine the findings
Liam Lotter said his mother dismissed the find as 'rubbish' and put it in a cupboard
For the families of those on board missing flight MH370, answers are still required
The Boeing 777 disappeared in March 2014 with 239 people on board
MH370 disappeared in 2014 while on a routine flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board
The words 'No Step' on the debris show it could be the tail end of a plane
The vessel collided with a 2,200-metre underwater mud volcano
Thai media speculates that 3m long piece of curved metal could belong to vanished plane
Officials initially suspected the object spotted 1,000 miles off the Australian coast was the Boeing 777 that disappeared in March 2014
Families of the 154 Chinese passengers release joint statement calling official accounts about the missing plane untrue
Official admits last contact was not unusual - and contradicts previous comments of Malaysian PM
The family life and psychological state of Captain Zaharie Ahmed Shah and co-pilot Fariq Abdul Hamid have become part of the investigation into flight MH370.
Pilots’ homes searched as number of countries involved in search rises to 25
Despite their largely unblemished records, both Captain Zaharie Shah, 53, and co-pilot Fariq Hamid, 27, of Flight MH370 are the focus of a criminal investigation. It emerged that the plane’s communication systems had been deliberately disabled before it left its flight path to Beijing.