Paris, Aug 6: France will from tomorrow deploy new air and maritime resources off the remote Indian Ocean island of Reunion in the search for more wreckage from the ill-fated MH370 flight, government officials said. “It has been decided, at the request of the president and the prime minister and to respond to the needs of the inquiry, to deploy supplementary air and sea resources to search for the possible presence of new debris around Reunion,” the ministries of defence, transport and overseas territories said in a statement today.
Malaysia said earlier today that a wing part found on Reunion was from MH370 which went missing in March last year with 239 people on board during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. MH370 was a flight bound for Beijing from the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur on March 8, 2014. It has been declared missing after losing radio contact with the ground shortly after take-off. The “flaperon” was a piece from the wing of the jet that was recovered on Reunion Island, off the coast of Madagascar in the western Indian Ocean, last week. It was taken to Paris for examination by French authorities and representatives from Boeing and Malaysia Airlines.