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A map depicting the area in which the fragment was located (Map courtesy of Google Maps)

UPDATED: Sources Say That Aircraft Debris Was Found Near Indian Ocean

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.

With this finding, speculation has surfaced that this piece could belong to MH370 which vanished on March 8th, 2014.

EXTRA: Malaysia Airlines Loses Track of a 777 After it Departs from Kuala Lumpur

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.

We will continue to update you as more info becomes available. Follow us on Twitter for the most up-to-date information. 

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