An aircraft fragment found in the Indian Ocean island of Reunion has been confirmed as part of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak said experts examining the debris in France had “conclusively confirmed” that the debris was from the aircraft.
However investigators have stopped short of confirming the link, saying only that it is highly likely, the BBC reported.
The MAS Boeing 777 with 239 people on board was flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March 2014 when it vanished from radar.
Najib announced that investigators had “conclusively confirmed that the aircraft debris found on Reunion Island is indeed from MH370”.
This would “at least bring certainty to the families”, he said.
The debris found on the remote French Indian Ocean island a week ago – a wing part known as a flaperon – was the first possible trace, and was taken to Toulouse for testing.
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