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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Officials confirm likelihood of Flight 370 debris #HNNTravel

Malaysian officials said Sunday that they would seek help from territories near the island where a suspected piece of the missingMalaysia Airlines Flight 370 jet was discovered to try to find more plane debris.

Government officials will ask territories near the French island of Reunion in the western Indian Ocean to alert them if they find any debris that could be from a plane, said a transport ministry official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.What happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which disappeared March 8, 2014, carrying 239 passengers and crew after taking off from Kuala Lumpur headed to Beijing, remains the most baffling mystery in aviation.

Flight MH370, operating a Boeing B777-200 aircraft, departed Kuala Lumpur at 12.21 a.m. and had been expected to land in the Chinese capital at 6.30 a.m. the same day. Since then an exhaustive search with 26 countries involved has continued covering a withering 120,000 square kilometers (46,000 square miles) of remote ocean floor up to 6.5 kilometers (4 miles) deep combed with sonar and video.

Debris that appears to be a wing of a Boeing 777 found in the coastal area of Saint-Andre de la Reunion in the east of the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion on July 29, 2015 has raised new hope that the mystery of missing MH370 may be resolved.

Photo: A relative (woman in white) of a passenger onboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 cries as she talks on her mobile phone at the Beijing Capital International Airport March 8, 2014.

CREDIT: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters and files from CBS news

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