More Debris Reported; Flaperon Analysis Continues In MH370 Probe


More debris, possibly from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, has washed up on Reunion Island, Malaysian officials said late Wednesday, although the French government did not confirm the findings. The island, a French territory in the Indian Ocean, is the where a flaperon found last week was confirmed by Malaysian officials to be from the Boeing 777 that vanished in March 2014. A CBS reportsaid a window, aluminum foil and other objects also have been found andwill be analyzed in France, as was the flaperon, which is still being examined, according to the CBS report.“I can only ascertain that it’s plane debris,” Malaysian transport minister Liow Tiong Lai told reporters. “I cannot confirm that it’s from MH370.”

However, The New York Times had a conflictingreport that French officials said such objects haven’t been discovered. The newspaper also reported, citing an unnamed source,that not all investigators are willing to say beyond a doubt that the wing part is from MH370. Experts from Boeing and the NTSB have pointed out that no serial number was found to confirm a match. But if the flaperon and other objects are indeed from MH370, it would support the theory that the jet crashed where most of the recent searching has taken place in the waters near Australia, and currents carried debris in various directions, including toward Reunion, the Times reported.