More Debris from MH370 Spotted?
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An Air France pilot may have spotted more debris from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 today, two months after a wing flaperon was found on Reunion Island and 11 days after French investigators officially confirmed it was from the doomed flight that disappeared in March of 2014.
Multiple media outlets are reporting that the pilot saw a large “white object” floating in the Indian Ocean less than 50 miles from Reunion Island. The jet was flying at less than 10,000 feet above sea level.
Siva Vadivelou, assistant director of the French Civil Aviation Authority on Reunion Island, said "it must be a voluminous object for the pilot to see it," according to CNN.
Authorities diverted a merchant ship to the area, but nothing was immediately found, according to the prefect's office.
French officials, initially hesitant to confirm that a piece of debris found in July on the remote island was from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, said on Sept. 4 that the piece of the wing is indeed from the plane.
Though Malaysian officials had said the flaperon found on Reunion Island was from the missing airliner, French prosecutors – largely for legal reasons – did not give the same verdict until releasing a statement.
“It is possible today to say with certainty that the flaperon discovered on Reunion island on July 29 came from flight MH370,” Paris prosecutors said in a statement.
The cause of the crash is still unknown.
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