October 18, 2017

Debris found in Reunion ‘likely’ from missing plane MH370

Debris found in Reunion ‘likely’ from missing plane MH370

Malaysian authorities have confirmed that aeroplane debris found on a beach on the French territory of Reunion is from the same aircraft model as the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

This breakthrough is likely to confirm that debris being found is from the missing plane, as it’s the only known missing Boeing 777 in the world.

Malaysian Transport Minister, Liow Tiong Lai, said testing in France had made this link with a recently-discovered flaperon from an airplane wing. This news comes as reports from the island in the Indian Ocean that a plane door has also been found on a nearby beach, the second suspected piece of MH370 debris to be found on the island.

The Minister tweeted: “The flaperon is officially identified as being part of a Boeing 777. This is verified by French authorities together with manufacturer Boeing. Read more

 

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