More plane debris, including a window and some aluminium foil, has been found at Reunion Island, according to Malaysia’s transport minister.
But Liow Tiong Lai said he could not confirm they belonged to Flight 370, despite confirmation by the Malaysian Prime Minister today that the wing part found last week was from the doomed aircraft.
Plane debris which washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion and is thought to belong to the vanished Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was flown to France on Friday for checks officials hope could provide some insight into the disaster.
Discovery of the debris, which may finally confirm the plane crashed into the sea after veering off course from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 passengers and crew, could help end 16 months of lingering uncertainty for relatives.
On Saint Andre beach, where the wreckage was found on Wednesday morning, around a dozen police were combing the black sands on Friday.
Crowds of onlookers gathered to walk across the beach and see what they could find. A Chinese-made bottle and Indonesian plastic casing were seized upon, but not thought to be serious signs of wreckage from MH 370.
It was subsequently found to have tracked westward over Penang, around Aceh and six hours later deep into the southern Indian Ocean.
This is where the continuing search is concentrated.
Kiwi oil rig worker Mike McKay claims the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is misplaced. He was fired from his job after claiming he saw the aircraft “come down” in 2014, but he still stands by what he believed he had seen.
A few days after the Boeing 777 aircraft mysteriously disappeared, McKay, who had been working as a drilling fluids consultant in Vietnam since 2008, notified his employers of what he believed he saw, a burning plane he thought was the MH370. He wasn’t sure if his employers passed on his email to the authorities so he decided to email Vietnamese authorities and the New Zealand embassies as well.