Malaysian deputy transport Minister says that debris found on Reunion Island is "almost certain" from a Boeing 777 like the missing MH370.
Debris from a Boeing 777 surfaced at the coastal area La Reunion, on July 29, 2015.
The two-meter-long part is likely from a Boeing 777. This is raising hopes for a first lead to the missing MH370 flight.
The Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 went missing in the Indian Ocean on March 8, 2014. The extensive search has not yield to any results. The deputy transport minister of Malaysia said today that the part found is "almost certain" from a Boeing 777.
"It is almost certain that the flaperon is from a Boeing 777 aircraft. Our chief investigator here told me this," Malaysian Deputy Transport Minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi told Reuters.
An investigation is underway. It will take about two days to verify if the debris is from MH370.
If the part is from MH370, the question is how that will help finding the wreck. It is maybe possible to calculate based on ocean currents where the part came from.
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Flight MH370 on a Boeing 777 carried 239 passengers. It is now missing since over 14 months.