1. Debris found in India Ocean belongs to Boeing 777, could be of missing Malaysia Airlines plane MH370

Debris found in India Ocean belongs to Boeing 777, could be of missing Malaysia Airlines plane MH370

Air safety investigators believe that the photo of aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Malaysia Airlines plane MH370 that disappeared last year.

By: | Washington | Updated: July 30, 2015 4:45 AM

A US official says air safety investigators have a ”high degree of confidence” that a photo of aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Malaysia Airlines plane MH370 that disappeared last year.

The official says investigators – including a Boeing air safety investigator – have identified the component as a ”flaperon” from the trailing edge of a 777 wing.

A French official close to the investigation confirmed Wednesday that French law enforcement is on site to examine a piece of airplane wing found on the French island of Reunion, in the western Indian Ocean.

The US and French officials spoke on condition that they not be named because they aren’t authorized to speak publicly.

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