Woorld-renowned aviation expert Geoffery Thomas. Picture: Supplied
Woorld-renowned aviation expert Geoffery Thomas. Picture: Supplied

More MH370 debris will be found in coming weeks, months

A WORLD-renowned aviation expert says he has absolutely no doubt the fuselage of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will be found.

Investigators have confirmed a section of wing surface known as a flaperon that washed up on Reunion Island last week was from the missing airliner.

The flaperon will undergo further analysis at a French military laboratory in Toulouse in the presence of Australian, French, Malaysian, Chinese and American experts and representatives.

Geoffrey Thomas said on Thursday the piece of debris could help investigators unravel the mystery, but said there were still many questions unanswered.

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He said ocean drift modelling suggested more debris could be found over the coming weeks and months.

"I am absolutely confident they will find the fuselage as the best of the best are working on the search," he said.

"The area of high probability where it is believed the plane went down is about 150,000sq km.

"The discovery of this piece of debris says, yes, they are looking in the right area and it will give the search mission momentum.

"I am 100% confident they will find the plane and I have no doubt more results will be yielded over the coming months."

Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Australia had a duty to the travelling public to get to the bottom of the mystery.

He said it was the first concrete clue as to what happened to MH370.

"The search must go on," he said.

"For the first time we may be a little bit closer to solving this baffling mystery."

Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said the government would continue to keep the next of kin of passengers and crew informed of developments as they unfolded.

MH370 disappeared on March 6 last year while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, sparking one of the biggest aviation mysteries ever.

The 239 passengers and crew aboard the missing plane, including six Australians, were declared dead earlier this year.

- APN NEWSDESK.



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