The Malaysian Prime Minister confirmed that the recently discovered wreckage is from missing flight MH370.
The Hindu is reporting that Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak officially confirmed early Thursday local time that a Boeing 777 wing segment discovered on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean is from Flight MH370.
“The international team of experts have conclusively confirmed that the aircraft debris found on Reunion Island is indeed from MH370,” Najib said in a statement.
Flight MH370 was the subject of a massive search conducted by teams from nations from around the world after it disappeared during an overnight flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March 2014.
Flight MH370 had 239 passengers and crew on board when it vanished.
Good Morning America reports that the plane piece, a flaperon, was discovered by an environmental worker who was cleaning a part of the beach last week. It was later flown to Paris for examination by an international team of experts.
“The plane’s disappearance was without precedent,” Razak said in a written statement released after his brief announcement. “At every stage, we followed the tiny amount of evidence that existed. But, despite the efforts of 26 nations and the largest search in aviation history, from the South China Sea to the Indian Ocean, the plane could not be located.”
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