Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Razak made the announcement that wing fragments found in Reunion Island had in fact belonged to Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. “It is with a very heavy heart, I must tell you, a team of experts have conclusively confirmed that debris found on Reunion island is indeed from MH370,” Razak said. “I hope that this confirmation, however tragic and painful, will at least bring certainty to the families and loved ones,” he continued.

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The Atlantic states, the wing fragment—measuring 9 feet by 3 feet—is called a “flaperon.” Yes, it is the first piece of physical evidence since the plane’s disappearance, however, the rest of the pieces remain missing.

From Matt Schiavenza:

The discovery in Reunion Island, more than 2,000 miles west from the main search area, doesn’t mean the rest of the debris will be nearby: Ocean currents may have pushed other fragments of the plane toward the main search area near Australia, or even somewhere else entirely. And even the recovery of much of the aircraft may not reveal what, precisely, brought the plane down last March.

March 2015 has been one-year since the Malaysian flight MH370 went missing. The flight traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing was carrying 239 people on board. There were some in-between hiatuses, the search for the plane did not permanently desist.

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