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MH370 search: plane debris found on Réunion Island under investigation – rolling updates

Officials examine aircraft part washed up on Réunion Island in the French Indian Ocean as possible clue to fate of missing Malaysian Airlines plane


Here is the latest summary of what we know – and what we don’t – following the discovery of plane wreckage on La Réunion island in the southern Indian Ocean:
A 2m (6ft) piece of wreckage, which seemed to be part of a wing, was found by people cleaning a beach in Saint-André, on the east coast of La Réunion island.
A team of investigators is on its way to the island to verify whether the debris could be part of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
The team includes experts from Malaysia’s department of civil aviation and Malaysia Airlines, who would be joined by representatives from Boeing, maker of the 777-200 aircraft, Malaysia’s deputy transport minister, Abdul Aziz Kaprawi, said:

We expect in two days we can complete the verification.

Aviation experts have suggested the piece could be a flaperon, a hinged part on an aircraft wing that can be lowered to control the roll and bank of a plane. A serial number – BB670 – has been reportedly spotted on the debris.
If the flaperon is confirmed to be from a Boeing 777 – and we do not yet have that confirmation – it is almost certain to be MH370, the only aircraft of that type to be missing.

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