A look at the debris found so far in the hunt for Flight 370

May 12, 2016 7:53 AM

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Johnny Begue, who lives on the French island of Reunion in the western Indian Ocean, was collecting stones on one of the island’s beaches last July when he saw a two-meter (6-foot) long piece of an airplane wing lying on the sand. The barnacle-encrusted part turned out to be the first trace of Flight 370 that was discovered since the plane disappeared. Authorities in France later confirmed that the part, known as a flaperon, came from the trailing edge of one of Flight 370’s wings. The discovery provided the first physical proof that the plane had indeed crashed somewhere in the Indian Ocean.

Blaine Gibson, an American adventurer who has been hunting for Flight 370 over the past year, discovered the debris that came to be known as “No Step” off the coast of Mozambique in February. After consulting experts on ocean currents and traveling throughout the region looking for any trace of the ...

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