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MH370 search: Plane debris flown out of Reunion

The object, believed to be part of a wing, left Reunion in the Indian Ocean on a flight to Paris on Friday evening.From there it will be transported to a defence ministry laboratory in Toulouse for analysis.The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing vanished in March 2014.

There were 239 passengers and crew on board.Since then, an Australian-led search effort has been focused on a vast area of the southern Indian Ocean about 4,000km (2,500 miles) to the east of Reunion.

Experts have said the two-metre (6ft) object washed up on a beach could be a moveable piece of a Boeing 777’s wing, called a flaperon.The debris, packed into a crate, was loaded aboard a commercial Air France flight in Reunion and is due to land at Paris’s Orly airport at about 06:00 (0400 GMT) on Saturday.Reunion is a French overseas department to the east of Madagascar.(BBC_2015)