FRENCH investigators announced on September 3 that they are certain that the piece of wing – known as a flaperon – found on Reunion Island in July came from missing flight MH370.
The Island of Reunion is French territory which is why French officials are involved and they have searched on the island and in the sea for more debris but without success.
The Malaysia Airlines 777 aircraft which was carrying 239 people deviated off its planned course on the flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing as long ago as March 2014 amidst international speculation concerning the reason for its disappearance.
Searches were undertaken by air and sea from many countries in the area where it was assumed that the aircraft had been, but until now there has been no formal confirmation that the plane had crashed, although it was assumed that it had.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has been in charge of directing the deep-sea search in the southern Indian Ocean, but this is thousands of miles east of Reunion, so there are still more questions than answers concerning both the disappearance and the actual fate of the aircraft.