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Plane debris arrives in France; exam to focus on flaperon possibly from missing Malaysian jet

Plane debris arrives in France; exam to focus on flaperon possibly from missing Malaysian jet

The piece of aircraft believed to be from a Malaysian Airlines jet that mysteriously disappeared 17 months ago arrived in France early Saturday for examination by lab experts. A six-foot section of wing known as a flaperon was discovered on a beach on the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion on Wednesday. Malaysian transport officials have stated that a part number on the flaperon suggests that it comes from a Boeing 777, the same model of aircraft as Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. The barnacle-encrusted flaperon was to be driven to the southern French city of Toulouse under escort by gendarmes, a journey of at least nine hours, where it will be examined by experts at a specialized...

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