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Le Quotidien de la Réunion, July 31, 2015
"The probe zeroes in," reads Friday's front-page of the French newspaper Le Quotidien de la Réunion after a piece of plane debris was found on the French island in the Indian Ocean that may be from the missing MH370 flight that disappeared 16 months ago.
France's air crash investigation agency said it was examining the debris, found washed up Wednesday on a Western beach of the Réunion island. Malaysian and Australian authorities have also joined the probe. The piece of debris, which is about 2 to 2.5 meters long, may be a moving wing surface known as a flaperon.
"It is almost certain that the flaperon is from a Boeing 777 aircraft," Malaysian Deputy Transport Minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi told Reuters.
The Boeing 777 carrying 239 passengers and crew disappeared without a trace on March 8, 2014, while on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Most of the passengers were Chinese. MH370 is believed to be the only 777 to have crashed south of the equator since the jet came into service 20 years ago.
ABOUT THE SOURCE: Le Quotidien de la Réunion covers news on the French island and in the Indian Ocean. It was founded in 1976.