The shadow of a Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P3 Orion maritime search aircraft can be seen on low-level clouds as it flies over the southern Indian Ocean looking for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370

Indian Ocean debris almost certainly from a Boeing 777-Malaysia

By Praveen Menon and Tim Hepher KUALA LUMPUR/PARIS (Reuters) - Malaysia is "almost certain" that plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean is from a Boeing 777, the deputy transport minister sai…

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  • Investigators scramble to analyse wreckage for MH370 link AFP - 10 minutes ago

    Investigators scrambled Thursday to study plane wreckage that washed up on a tiny Indian Ocean island, fuelling hopes that one of aviation's greatest enigmas could finally be solved: the mystery of missing flight MH370. The two-metre (six-foot) long piece of wreckage was found on the French island of La Reunion, offering up bittersweet hope of closure to the families of 239 people who disappeared in March last year on the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777. Australia, which has led a fruitless 16-month search for MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean, said the discovery of what appeared to be part of a wing, was an "important development". More »

  • Fresh wreckage found 'matches' MH370 IANS - 12 minutes ago

    Kuala Lumpur/Paris, July 30 (IANS) Wreckage found on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean appears to be a part of the Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 that mysteriously disappeared in March 2014, media reports said on Thursday. The piece believed to be part of the missing MH370 is "almost certainly" from a Boeing 777 aircraft, Malaysian Deputy Transport Minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi said. "The flaperon is similar with that on a Boeing 777 aircraft. More »

  • French authorities ruling nothing out over Reunion plane debris Reuters - 12 minutes ago

    French authorities said on Thursday that plane debris found washed up on Reunion island might come from a Boeing 777 but they could not confirm it was from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which disappeared in March last year. Earlier on Thursday, a Malaysian official said it was almost certain the debris was from the ill-fated airplane. Malaysia Airlines was operating a Boeing 777 on Flight MH370. More »

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  • 20 US Congressmen attend langar on Capitol Hill IANS - 18 minutes ago

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