Aircraft seat cushions and window panes have been found on the Indian Ocean island where wreckage from MH370 was recovered, Malaysia's transport minister said on Thursday.
“We have also found debris like window panes, aluminium foil and seat cushions,” Liow Tiong Lai told AFP.
He later specified he was referring to aircraft seats and windows.
(Police investigate a piece of debris on a Réunion beach. Photo: AFP)
French authorities are yet to confirm the new findings and news agency AFP quoted a legal source close to the French probe into the crash, that investigators had no new plane debris in their possession.
Reports of the wreckage come one day after the Malaysian prime minister confirmed that the flaperon – a part of an aircraft's wing that washed up on the shore of the island last week – was from the missing flight MH370.
#BREAKING: Seat cushions, window panes found on Reunion Island: Malaysian minister
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(Locals have joined the hunt for more potential plane parts. Photo: AFP)