Baku. 6 August. REPORT.AZ/ A piece of a wing that washed up on an Indian Ocean island last week was part of the wreckage of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, Malaysia said on Thursday, confirming the discovery of the first trace of the plane since it vanished last year, Report informs citing foreign media.
"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," Prime Minister Najib Razak said in televised address.
The plane disappeared on flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 passengers and crew on board.
The first piece of direct evidence that it crashed in the ocean closes a chapter in one of the biggest mysteries in aviation history.
But exactly what happened remains unknown and the announcement did not appear to represent any kind of resolution for the families of those on board, most of whom were Chinese.