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INTERNATIONAL | Possible MH370 Debris Found on Reunion Island

Aviation Updates Philippines - 16 months after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished on a flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Beijing, China, possible debris has been found on a remote island off coast Madagascar.
French police carries the flaperon debris in Reunion Island. (PHOTO) Lucas Marie/Associated Press
According to reports, debris washed off-shore of the Reunion Island was found on Wednesday. The nine feet long and 3 feet wide object was believed to be a flaperon, a part of the wing of a Boeing 777 aircraft. A flaperon helps control the roll and speed of the aircraft.

The investigators, American government officials and experts from Boeing, said that no other Boeing 777 aircraft lost a flaperon. Conclusions made by the investigators were based from photographs and videos comparing both the debris and the aircraft.

A source told CNN that engineers from Boeing seen a part number (10-60754-1133) in the photos of the flaperon. According to the part supplier, the part number was from a Boeing 777 aircraft.
A luggage possibly from one of MH370's passengers. (PHOTO) Getty Images
Besides the flaperon, another debris, which is a fragment of luggage, was also found on the same island. These debris will answer tons of questions on what really happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that vanished on March 8, 2014.

For further investigation on the debris, the recovered debris will be flown to Toulouse, France. It will then be delivered to a military unit near the southwest city of Toulouse specialized in analyzing wreckage from plane parts.

The laboratory in Toulouse is expected to determine the actual part number of the flaperon. After determining the part number, experts will now analyze on how the part separated from the wing. 

Meanwhile, search operations are still ongoing on Reunion Island and are hopeful to find more clues about the whereabouts of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. The flight from Malaysia to China was being operated by a Boeing 777-200ER on March 2014 carrying 239 passengers on-board.


  1. Now, there is a lead. Just my input, it made a reciprocal heading from the planned course (KL-Beijing), ok? And the engines were running 'coz it traveled a great distance (more than 3,000 nm) to its final location!

    1. Yes Charlie. However, it may not be the precise location as the waves, for 16 months, kept moving the debris farther from the original crash site.


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