31 Jul '15, 7am

Analysis of debris that could be from Malaysia Airlines flight #MH370 will begin Wednesday, say officials

SYDNEY (AFP) - Authorities hunting for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 said on Friday that they were “increasingly confident” that wreckage found on an Indian Ocean island was from the ill-fated jet, raising hopes of solving one of aviation’s great mysteries. The 2m-long piece of wreckage has been sent to France for analysis, with hopes high that it could turn out to be the first tangible proof the plane went down in the Indian Ocean. A commercial Air France flight carrying the debris was due to land at Paris’ Orly airport on Saturday morning at around 6am (12 noon Singapore time). It will be transported to Toulouse for analysis in a defence ministry laboratory. French officials said analysis of the wing part would begin on Wednesday, along with an examination of parts of a suitcase discovered nearby. Investigators are hoping they will be able to move closer to solving the ...

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