Plane debris in Indian Ocean confirmed as part of MH370 flight

Malaysian Prime Minister confirms it on live TV address

The Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak confirmed Wednesday that the plane debris found on the shore of Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean belongs to missing Malaysia airlines Flight MH370, according to Reuters.

The object was washed ashore on July 29 on the small French island east of Madagascar. “Today, 513 days since the plane disappeared, it is with a very heart that that I must tell you that an international team of experts has conclusively confirmed that the aircraft debris found on Reunion is indeed from MH370”, said the Malaysian PM in a televised statement that aired early Thursday in Malaysia.

The mysterious disappearance of the plane and the 239 passengers had prompted an international search that yielded few results. International aviation experts gathered in Toulouse, France Wednesday began analyzing the debris hoping to gain insight into where the plane fell.