Malaysia warns ‘too early’ to say if Reunion wreckage is missing flight MH370

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WRECKAGE from a plane that has washed up on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean is believed to be part of a Boeing 777, the same model as flight MH370, the Malaysian Airlines plane that disappeared without trace in March 2014.
Malaysian authorities have urged caution, saying it would be “premature” to speculate on whether this is at last evidence of what happened the missing aircraft, which had 239 people on board.
The two-metre long piece of wreckage was discovered washed up on a beach on Reunion on Wednesday (July 29). Then on Thursday (July 30), local news on the island reported the discovery of what appeared to be a suitcase in a very badly damaged state.
The Malaysian Deputy Minister for Transport, Abdul Aziz Kaprawi, told press that it was “almost certain” that the debris discovered on Wednesday was part of a Boeing 777. He went on to say it would take around two days for analysis to confirm if it is indeed part of flight MH370 – the only 777 to have disappeared over an ocean.

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