MH370: Reunion Island wreckage source revealed today
FRENCH investigators are expected to reveal today whether a piece of debris that washed up on a remote Indian Ocean island belongs to MH370.
The piece of debris, a section of wing surface known as a flaperon, washed up on Reunion Island last week giving investigators their first break through since the plane went missing more than a year ago.
The debris has been identified as being from a Boeing 777 which is the same model as the missing MH370 flight.
Malaysian Airline flight MH370 disappeared on March 6 last year while on route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, sparking one of the biggest aviation mysteries in history.
The 239 passengers and crew aboard the missing plane, including six Australians, were declared dead earlier this year.
MH370 is believed to have crashed somewhere in the southern Indian Ocean about 3700km from Reunion Island.
Experts said ocean current modelling suggested if any debris from MH370 was to wash up, the area off the east of Africa was the likely spot.
- APN NEWSDESK.