30 Jul '15, 6am

#MH370 relatives' emotional rollercoaster after wreckage link

#MH370 relatives' emotional rollercoaster after wreckage link

SYDNEY (AFP) - Relatives of passengers and crew on board Malaysia Airlines MH370 spoke of their emotional turmoil and agonising wait for news Thursday after reports emerged that a piece of the missing jet may have been found. Aviation investigators are heading to the French, Indian Ocean island of La Reunion after a two-metre long piece of wreckage, which appeared to be part of a wing, was found Wednesday by people cleaning up a beach. The discovery has raised hopes it could be from the Boeing 777 plane, which diverted from its Kuala Lumpur-to-Beijing route shortly after takeoff on March 8 last year. No trace of the plane, which was carrying 239 passengers and crew, has been found despite a massive surface and underwater search. Some relatives said they had mixed feelings, as they struggled with a desire for closure and hopes that those on board might still be alive. Sara ...

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