Plane door found on Reunion Island
PETALING JAYA — A plane door has been found washed up on Reunion Island, Sky News reported on Sunday.
According to Sky News’ David Bowden, the object was discovered in a different location to the flaperon which prompted speculation that it was from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
Experts confirmed that the flaperon was consistent with that of Boeing 777 although it is not known if it is from the missing jet.
The Transport Ministry said that MH370 investigators would only be able to inspect the flaperon after Monday because Malaysian authorities had to attend a meeting with the French Government before they could actually see the debris.
Deputy Transport Minister Datuk Abdul Aziz Kaprawi said he was informed that only Malaysia, France and plane manufacturer Boeing would jointly inspect the debris stored at Toulouse at this point, adding that he was unaware if other agencies are also involved.
A CNN report said the US National Transportation Safety Board would also take part, with a French source telling the channel that a preliminary report could come as early as this week.
Reunion Island is a French island with a population of about 800,000 located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar.
Flight MH370 with 239 people on board disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8 last year. It is believed to have ended in the southern Indian Ocean.
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