The first hard evidence that flight MH370 crashed in the Indian Ocean has been discovered more than 17 months after it disappeared.
Authorities confirmed tonight a wing part known as a flaperon discovered on Reunion island did belong to the Malaysia Airlines jet which vanished on March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board.
"Today, 515 days since the plane disappeared, it is with a heavy heart that I must tell you that an international team of experts have conclusively confirmed that the aircraft debris found on Reunion Island is indeed from MH370," Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said.
"I would like to assure all those affected by this tragedy that the government of Malaysia is committed to do everything within our means to find out the truth of what happened," he added.
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