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The Malaysian government has sent a team to Reunion after wreckage was found off the coast of the Indian Ocean island, which could be from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
A two-metre piece of wreckage was found washed up on Reunion and officials from Malaysia’s transport ministry have said they are “almost certain” that it comes from a Boeing 777 aircraft.
But the airline has said that it would be “premature” to speculate that this debris was from MH370.
MH370, which disappeared in March 2014 with 239 passengers and crew onboard, is the only Boeing 777 to have disappeared over an ocean.
Malaysia’s transport minister Liow Tiong Lai said: “Whatever wreckage found needs to be further verified before we can further confirm whether it belongs to MH370.
“We have dispatched a team to investigate on this issue and we hope that we can identify it as soon as possible.”
In a separate development, Russia yesterday vetoed a United Nations Security Council draft resolution to set up an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of shooting down Malaysia Airlines’ flight MH17 over Ukraine in July 2014 killing all 298 passengers onboard.