London, Aug. 7 (ANI): France is slated to conduct air, land and sea searches in and around the Reunion island with the hope of finding more debris which can be linked to missing Malaysian Airlines MH370.
According to the BBC, the French Government has issued a statement, saying a military Casa aircraft would begin surveying the area around Reunion on Friday morning along with helicopter and boat patrols and search teams on foot.
Although Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak confirmed yesterday that the flaperon discovered from the French Indian Ocean island belonged to MH370, the investigators in France are yet to corroborate the link which has caused major frustration among the families of victims.
The flight, with 239 people on board, vanished en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March last year, with the authorities saying it had crashed in the southern Indian Ocean.
No physical evidence had been found until the debris, part of a wing known as a flaperon, washed up on the French territory of Reunion, and was taken to Toulouse for testing. (ANI)^