Found wing is that of vanished flight MH370
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has confirmed Wednesday that the plane debris discovered on Reunion Island belongs to the missing Malaysian MH370 jetliner.
A wing part that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion last week has been examined by International crash experts, hoping to determine whether it came from the missing plane.
The cause of the liner going down remains a mystery.
"The international team of experts have conclusively confirmed that the aircraft debris found on Reunion Island is indeed from MH370," Najib said in a televised statement.
The examination of the part is being carried out under the direction of a judge at an aeronautical test facility run by the French military at Balma, a suburb of the southwestern city of Toulouse. Reunion is one of France's overseas territories.
Malaysian officials who are leading an international air crash investigation were due to witness the inspection of the part, which was flown to the French mainland at the weekend.
Officials from the United States and manufacturer Boeing were also on hand to advise whether the piece can be tied to Flight MH370, which went missing on March 8 last year while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board.
There was speculation in the aftermath of the find by local people that the extensive search for the plane had been focussing on the wrong areas.