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Investigators scramble to analyse wreckage for link to missing plane

Part number on wing component confirms it is from a B777: US official

Gendarmes and police inspecting a large piece of plane debris found on the beach in Saint-Andre, on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion on Wednesday. Local officials said France's civil aviation investigating authority BEA has been asked to coordinate a probe into the origin of the debris.

Mr Begue with the remain of a suitcase discovered in the same place as the plane wreckage on La Reunion. Authorities have warned against jumping to conclusions about the origin of the debris.

Saint-André, France

INVESTIGATORS scrambled on Thursday to study plane wreckage that washed up on a tiny Indian Ocean island, fuelling hopes that one of aviation's greatest enigmas could finally be solved: the mystery of missing flight MH370.

The two-metre long piece of wreckage...