Malaysia says almost certain debris found is from a Boeing 777 aircraft

A policeman and a gendarme stand next to a piece of debris from an unidentified aircraft found in the coastal area of Saint-Andre de la Reunion, in the east of the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, on July 29, 2015. PHOTO: AFP
A policeman and a gendarme stand next to a piece of debris from an unidentified aircraft found in the coastal area of Saint-Andre de la Reunion, in the east of the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, on July 29, 2015. PHOTO: AFP PHOTO: AFP

KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - Malaysia's deputy transport minister said on Thursday that it was "almost certain" that the debris that washed up on Reunion island in the southern Indian Ocean belongs to a Boeing 777 aircraft.

"It is almost certain that the flaperon is from a Boeing 777 aircraft. Our chief investigator here told me this,"Deputy Transport Minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi said.

 

No trace has been found of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370, a Boeing 777 which disappeared in March last year carrying 239 passengers and crew from the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, to Beijing, in what has become one of the greatest mysteries in aviation history.