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Debris ‘very likely’ part of plane

Debris ‘very likely’ part of plane

Martin Dolan, who heads Australia’s search efforts, also said the operation was continuing “in the right place” in the southern part of the ocean.The wreckage, said to be a wing part, is to be flown to France for analysis.The Malaysia Airlines flight – a Boeing 777 travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing – vanished in March 2014.

There were 239 passengers and crew on board the plane when it went missing.Aviation experts who have studied photos of the debris, found on Wednesday in France’s Reunion island, say it resembles a flaperon – a moving part of the wing surface – from a Boeing 777.

“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.Earlier, Australian officials and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said the location of the debris was consistent with drift analysis provided to investigators.

The wreckage is expected to be flown to the French city of Toulouse later on Friday. French media quote officials as saying it will be examined by experts it next week.(BBC-2015).


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