MH370: Location of found debris consistent with modelling, says Australia


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 30 Jul 2015

The location of La Reunion Island, which is located about 900km from Madagascar. - Google Maps image

The location of La Reunion Island, which is located about 900km from Madagascar. - Google Maps image

PETALING JAYA: Australia says the location of a piece of wreckage found on La Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean near Madagascar, is consistent with modelling that the flight of Malaysia Airlines MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean.

"In the event that the wreckage is identified as being from MH 370 on La Reunion Island, it would be consistent with other analysis and modelling that the resting place of the aircraft is in the southern Indian Ocean," said Australia's Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) in a statement Thursday.

"The debris is being examined by experts to determine its origin. Malaysia is responsible for the investigation and is managing this examination with the assistance of Boeing, the BEA (Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses pour la Sécurité de l'Aviation Civile), the National Transportation Safety Bureau (US) and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau," it said.

The JACC also said any new evidence found would be used to further inform and refine ongoing search efforts.

Reunion is a French island located in the Indian Ocean, about 175 km southwest of nearest island Mauritius and over 600km from Madagascar, off the east coast of Africa.

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