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.
An unwrapped moist towelette branded with the Malaysia Airlines logo has been found on a beach in West Australia — and it’s now being tested to see if it is the first confirmed piece of evidence from the airline’s missing plane.
The package was found by a couple strolling the beach near the town of Cervantes, Nine News reports.