Found wing flap con­firmed as part of MH370

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SYD­NEY — A wing flap that washed ashore on an is­land off Tan­za­nia has been iden­ti­fied as be­long­ing to miss­ing Malaysia Air­lines Flight 370, Aus­tralian of­fi­cials said Thurs­day.

The flap was found in June by res­i­dents on Pemba Is­land, and of­fi­cials had pre­vi­ously said it was highly likely to have come from the miss­ing Boe­ing 777. An anal­y­sis by ex­perts at the Aus­tralian Trans­port Safety Bureau, which is head­ing up the search for the plane, sub­se­quently con­firmed the part was in­deed from the air­craft, the agency said in a state- ment.

Sev­eral pieces of wreck­age sus­pected to have come from the plane have washed ashore around the In­dian Ocean since the air­craft van­ished with 239 peo­ple on board dur­ing a flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Bei­jing on March 8, 2014.

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