Australian Expert Says Debris Found At Reunion Island Is “Very Likely” To Have Belonged To MH370 Aircraft

It is highly probable that the piece of debris found off the coast of Reunion Island actually belonged to Malaysia Airlines MH370 flight. An Australian official, Martin Dolan, who heads the search program, said in a statement to the BBC that it is “very likely” to have been part of the aircraft that went missing last March.


The search is still ongoing: the efforts are now concentrated in the south of the Indian Ocean. Meanwhile, the debris which is thought to be part of the wing of the airplane will be taken to Toulouse, France, for examination by experts next week. Aviation authorities in Toulouse own a hangar facility that serves as store for wreckage.

Martin Dolan explained that he was “increasingly confident that the wreckage… is associated with a 777 aircraft”.

According to experts, the wreck resembles a Boeing 777 flaperon, which is a moving part of the surface of the wing. Furthermore, no other documented case of a flaperon going missing was reported, thereby increasing the chances of the theory.

“There is no other recorded case of a flaperon being lost from a Boeing 777,” Mr Dolan said.

“We are confident we have the quality of the search to cover that area and find the missing aircraft,” he added.

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  • The Malaysians have now confirmed that it’s from a 777 – which therefore means it’s from flight MH370.

    The same current that brought the flaperon to Reunion is likely to deliver other floating debris to Reunion, Mauritius, Rodrigues, Tromelin and Cargados Carajos and, eventually, the east coast of Madagascar. It’s really important that the authorities in all those places alert the population, boat owners, cargo ships and police forces/coast guards to look out for other items afloat in the sea or washed up on shore. One of them may just provide the clue to what happened to the aircraft.

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