Aeroplane part found on French island of Réunion

Flight MH370 – Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development Deputy Spokesman

Paris, 30 July 2015

An aeroplane part was found on the beach on the morning of 29 July, near the village of Saint-André on the island of Réunion. Its origins have not yet been identified. No hypothesis can be ruled out at this stage, including the possibility that it came from a Boeing 777. The part has been turned over to the French judicial authorities.

The Malaysian authorities have been conducting an investigation into the disappearance of MH370 since March 2014 with the help of several other nations. France is providing its full support for this investigation, to keep it moving forward in close coordination with the judicial investigations in the countries concerned.

The French authorities have been in close contact with the Malaysian and Australian authorities since the disappearance of flight MH370 on 8 March 2014, and attach the utmost importance to any piece of any information that might illuminate the circumstances of that tragic disappearance.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development is in regular touch with the families and keeps them informed of any new developments./.

Published on 31/07/2015

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