Search for MH370 debris takes another turn

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Volunteers search for more plane debris on the beach in Reunion. 31 July 2015
Volunteers have been searching for more plane debris on the beach in Reunion. Photo source BBC

A wing flap suspected to be from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was found Wednesday on Reunion.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/malaysia-seeks-expand-search-mh370-debris-32832669A new piece of debris, meanwhile, found on Sunday on the French island of Reunion in the western Indian Ocean turned out to be a “domestic ladder,” and doesn’t belong to a plane, Malaysian Director General of Civil Aviation Azharuddin Abdul Rahman told The Associated Press amid media reports that a new plane part was found.

A wing flap suspected to be from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was found Wednesday on Reunion. It arrived Saturday at a French military testing facility, where it will be analyzed by experts.

Air safety investigators, including one from Boeing, have identified the component as a flaperon from the trailing edge of a Boeing 777 wing, a U.S. official has said. Flight 370 is the only missing 777 and many are convinced the flap comes from the ill-fated jet.

The new piece of debris found on a beach near the town of Saint-Denis on Sunday morning had nothing to do with the investigation involving the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Rahman said.

The new piece of debris found on a beach near the town of Saint-Denis on Sunday morning had nothing to do with the investigation involving the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Rahman said.

“I’m the one leading the investigation in France for the analysis of the (wing flap) piece brought back. I read all over media it (the new debris) was part of a door,” he told the AP by phone from France. “But I checked with the Civil Aviation Authority, and people on the ground in Reunion, and it was just a domestic ladder.”

Malaysia’s transport ministry confirmed Sunday that the flaperon that was found has been identified as being from a 777, saying it had been verified by French authorities together with Boeing, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board and a Malaysian team. Full story Official: New Debris Found in Reunion Not a Plane Part – ABC News