The French authorities that were to analyse the wing part found on Reunion Island in July have finally confirmed its origin: they believe “with certainty” that it belonged to the missing MH370 aircraft.
Debris found on Reunion Island
The piece of debris was initially identified as a flaperon. It was sent to Toulouse to be examined by international aviation experts. In the meantime, search operations were organised in Reunion Island in case further debris were washed up, but none was found.
The Malaysian authorities had already affirmed believing the flaperon originated from the MH370. However, the French authorities wanted to be sure and certain, and refrained from saying anything until their tests were completely done. The firm that had participated in the making of that part for the Boeing, Airbus Defense and Space (ADS-SAU) from Spain, had had a technician formally identify one of the 3 numbers inscribed on the flaperon, yesterday, September 3: it was then confirmed that it was the serial number on MH370.