Australian officials now say that the debris found on the island of Reunion, in the Indian Ocean, is "very likely" from the Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 which disappeared last year. The debris will be sent to France for examination.

Martin Dolan, the Australian who heads their search efforts, said he is "increasingly confident that the wreckage... is associated with a 777 aircraft".


facts about the debris:

 The debris was found on Reunion Island, 2,500 miles from where it is believed the plane crashed.

 Experts say that the debris found looks like a flaperon, a moving part of the wing of a plane.

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 Even if the debris is from MH370, it's unlikely that the find will help trace the original crash site of the plane. "Over the last 16 or 17 months, any floating debris would have dispersed quite markedly across the Indian Ocean," Dolan said.