Thursday 8 December 2016

MH370: new debris not a plane part

Published 02/08/2015 | 13:53

Other debris found on Reunion is being examined at Direction Generale de L'armement facilities in Blagnac, near Toulouse, France (AP)
Other debris found on Reunion is being examined at Direction Generale de L'armement facilities in Blagnac, near Toulouse, France (AP)

An object found on the French island of Reunion has been confirmed as "a domestic ladder" and is not a plane part, amid reports that a new piece of plane debris possibly from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was found on the island.

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Malaysian director general of civil aviation Azharuddin Abdul Rahman said a piece of debris found on a beach near the town of Saint-Denis this morning had nothing to do with the investigation involving missing MH 370.

Mr Rahman said: "I'm the one leading the investigation in France for the analysis of the (wing flap) piece brought back. I read all over media it (the new debris) was part of a door. But I checked with the Civil Aviation Authority, and people on the ground in Reunion, and it was just a domestic ladder."

Flight MH370 was travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March 2014 when it vanished with 239 people on board.

Aviation experts at a military base near Toulouse, France, have been trying to establish whether the original wreckage is from the doomed flight.

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