Debris brings MH370 mystery 'closer' than ever to answers

August 1, 2015 6:09 AM

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SAINT-ANDRÉ, France - Plane debris that washed up on an Indian Ocean island is from a Boeing 777, Malaysian authorities said Friday, making it almost certainly the first piece of wreckage recovered from missing flight MH370.

If confirmed by analysis of the wing part - which was being flown to Paris on Friday night from the French island of La Reunion - the discovery would mark the first breakthrough in a case that has baffled aviation experts for 16 months.

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