Almost a year since the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 flight vanished mid-air during flight to China, wreckage found of the coast of Africa Officials revealed might be that of the missing plane.
The debris, discovered near to the island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean, is that of a Boeing 777, investigators confirmed.
The Malaysia Airlines jet – also a Boeing 777 – is thought to have come down in the same ocean on March 8 last year.
Officials at Boeing have assessed photographs of the wreckage and agreed it is consistent with a 777 flaperon, part of the plane’s wing, CNN reported citing sources close the investigation.
CNN added that there is a “unique element’ to the Boeing 777 flaperon which is apparent in the photographs, although they did not elaborate on what the detail is.
It would be recalled tha The plane was flying from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia to Beijing, China, when it is thought to have come down in the Indian Ocean on March 8 last year.
Police carry a piece of debris from an unidentified aircraft found in the coastal area of Saint-Andre de la Reunion
There were 239 passengers and crew – most of whom were from China – on board when it disappeared.
MH370 vanished from radar screens shortly after taking off from Kuala Lumpur.