Debris found on Reunion Island unlikely from MH370

MH370 The Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) today said debris found on French-overned Reunion Island is unlikely to be from the missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Flight MH370 aircraft.

The agency said in a statement that officials from Malaysia were continuing discussions with French authorities about the debris.

On March 6, a wing fragment of the plane was found on Reunion Island by Johnny Begue, the same man that had earlier found a similar fragment of the wing that was confirmed to be from MH370 last year.

On the two debris found in Mozambique by an American citizen and South African citizen last week, JACC said the debris would be transported to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau laboratories in Canberra.

“Both items will be examined by investigators from Australia and Malaysia, as well as specialists from Boeing, to confirm if they came from an aircraft and establish their origin,” said the statement.

The Malaysia Airline’s Boeing 777 vanished from the radar screens two years ago on March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board.

JACC said more than 90,000 square kilometers of the seafloor have been searched so far.

- Bernama

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