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France confirms wing part found on Reunion is from MH370

Sep 04, 2015 - 12:20 AM

The Boeing 777 disappeared on March 8 last year inexplicably veering off course en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board

CONFIRMED. A file picture dated 29 July 2015 shows a piece of debris, later identified as a flaperon from the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. Photo by ZINFOS974/EPA

MH370 families reject Malaysia's conclusion on plane debris

Aug 12, 2015 - 12:51 PM

UPDATED Voice 370 an international next of kin support group also reiterates its suspicion over the Malaysian government s handling of the jet s disappearance last year

THE LONG WAIT. Relatives of passengers on missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 wait outside the Malaysia Airlines office in Beijing on August 6, 2015. Greg Baker/AFP

Anger, disbelief from MH370 China relatives over debris

Aug 06, 2015 - 11:36 AM

Many Chinese relatives of MH370 passengers have consistently expressed beliefs that their loved ones are alive

THE LONG WAIT. Relatives of passengers on missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 wait outside the Malaysia Airlines office in Beijing on August 6, 2015. Greg Baker/AFP

Malaysia says plane debris is from MH370 wreckage

Aug 06, 2015 - 2:19 AM

UPDATED French prosecutors use more cautious language saying only there is a very high probability the wreckage came from MH370

World hopes for first clues to MH370 mystery

Aug 04, 2015 - 10:47 PM

UPDATED For the victims loved ones though any tangible piece of information is likely to help them in seeking closure

WASHED ASHORE. The remains of a car tyre and a plastic bottle lay among the large stones as members of the media work in the background on the beach near Saint-Denis, where the officials recovered the metallic piece of debris, on the north coast of the Indian Ocean island of Reunion, August 2, 2015. Stringer/EPA

Barnacles on wing part may help in hunt for MH370

Aug 04, 2015 - 3:55 PM

It s one bit of information that may help solve the puzzle And it will be a little bit of information that we didn t have before It s better than zero

A picture made available July 30, 2015 shows a piece of debris from an unidentified aircraft apparently washed ashore in Saint-Andre de la Reunion, eastern La Reunion island, France, July 29, 2015. Zinfos974/EPA

MH370 investigators meet in France ahead of wing analysis

Aug 03, 2015 - 3:50 PM

UPDATED The wing part will undergo physical and chemical analysis in the southern French city of Toulouse in a bid to prove beyond doubt that the flaperon once belonged to MH370

WASHED ASHORE. The remains of a car tyre and a plastic bottle lay among the large stones as members of the media work in the background on the beach near Saint-Denis, where the officials recovered the metallic piece of debris, on the north coast of the Indian Ocean island of Reunion, August 2, 2015. Stringer/EPA

Debris found not from MH370

Aug 03, 2015 - 12:14 AM

Locals on La Reunion island comb the shores since the wing part was found last July 29

Wing part arrives in France for probe into MH370 link

Aug 02, 2015 - 12:50 AM

The part identified as a flaperon is flown overnight to the mainland from the French island of La Reunion

Wing part arrives in France as MH370 link investigated

Aug 01, 2015 - 2:05 PM

UPDATED Experts will begin their analysis on August 5 If confirmed the discovery would mark the first breakthrough in a case that has baffled aviation experts for 16 months

MISSING PLANE. A picture made available July 30, 2015 shows officers carrying pieces of debris from an unidentified aircraft apparently washed ashore in Saint-Andre de la Reunion, eastern La Reunion island, France, July 29. File photo by Raymond Wae Tion/EPA

Australia 'confident' it's searching in right area for MH370

Jul 31, 2015 - 1:22 PM

Authorities are planning to search a total of 120 000 square kilometers

UNIDENTIFIED. A picture made available July 30, 2015 shows a piece of debris from an unidentified aircraft apparently washed ashore in Saint-Andre de la Reunion, eastern La Reunion island, France, July 29, 2015. Photo by EPA/ZINFOS974

Malaysia Airlines says 'premature' to speculate on wreckage

Jul 30, 2015 - 10:15 AM

Malaysia Airlines: At the moment it would be too premature for the airline to speculate on the origin of the flaperon

FOUND. Police and gendarmes carry 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. Yannick Pitou/AFP

Investigators scramble to analyze wreckage for MH370 link

Jul 30, 2015 - 6:56 AM

UPDATED The discovery fuel hopes in Malaysia and across the globe that one of aviation history s greatest mysteries could move closer to being solved but authorities and Malaysia Airlines warn against jumping to conclusions

MYSTERY. 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. Yannick Pitou/AFP

Mysterious plane wreckage sparks MH370 speculation

Jul 30, 2015 - 4:01 AM

UPDATED A mysterious piece of plane debris washes up on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion prompting speculation it could be part of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

MH370 PIECE? Police and gendarmes carry 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. Yannick Pitou/AFP