MH370 search: What's next after debris found off coast of Mozambique?

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  • Part of a plane's tail found in Mozambique offers some hope in solving aviation mystery
  • The find comes just days before the second anniversary of MH370's disappearance
  • Mozambique Civil Aviation Authority chief and those who lost loved ones say they're skeptical

Kuala Lumpur (CNN)A three-person team of experts is flying from Malaysia to Mozambique to examine a piece of debris that may have come from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which vanished two years ago with 239 people aboard, a Malaysian official has told CNN.

The piece of debris, which came from the horizontal part of an airliner's tail, was found this week by an American tourist in Mozambique and turned over to national authorities.
The team of experts includes one person from the Malaysian Department of Civil Aviation, one person from Malaysia Airlines and one person from the MH370 investigation team.
    On the morning of March 8, 2014, Flight 370 took off from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, en route to Beijing with 227 passengers and 12 crew members on board. It vanished from radar in airspace over the Gulf of Thailand. The plane changed course for no apparent reason and vanished.
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    The Malaysian team members will examine the piece of debris to see if they can identify it quickly, Malaysia's civil aviation director, Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, said.
    They plan to bring the piece back to Kuala Lumpur -- or to Australia, if it needs further analysis, Rahman said. There is no timetable for when the team will bring the piece back to Malaysia.
    The wreckage is a piece of skin from a horizontal stabilizer.
    A U.S. official said it was likely the wreckage came from a Boeing 777 like MH370, and Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai said there was a "high possibility" the part came from that type of plane.
    Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is the only 777 to be missing in the region where the piece was found, the official said.