An investigation is underway near the Indian Ocean to determine the origins of what appears to be a part of an aircraft. In the afternoon (EST), reports began to surface that the BEA (France’s version of the NTSB) is investigating an aircraft fragment that appeared on a French Island.
According to French newspaper, Le Figaro, cleaning staff on the island of Réunion found a piece of an airplane wing. At this time, investigators are still working to determine if this is actually a piece of a 777.
Un débris d’avion retrouvé à la Réunion relance le mystère du vol MH370 http://t.co/W9piXR8Zc3
— Le Figaro (@Le_Figaro) July 29, 2015
With this finding, speculation has surfaced that this piece could belong to MH370 which vanished on March 8th, 2014.
MORE: US official: Debris in photo belongs to the same type of aircraft as missing Malaysia plane: http://t.co/ZDft9BaETI
— The Associated Press (@AP) July 29, 2015
UPDATED 8/5/15 at 3:00PM EST: The Malaysian Prime Minister has said that the piece of wreckage found on the island is definitely from MH370 (9M-MRO). More investigations on the island will continue. Currently, investigators are looking at a fragment of what appears to be a suitcase to determine if it is part of the MH370 wreckage.
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