The news was confirmed by Malaysia's prime minister

By Sarah Begley Sarah Begley / Time.com and Time.com
August 05, 2015
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Debris that was recently recovered from the Indian Ocean has been confirmed to be from the MH370, the Malaysian Airlines flight that disappeared in March 2014. Malaysia’s prime minister announced on Wednesday that the material was a wing from the Boeing 777, the AP reports.

Experts hope that the segment, which washed ashore on the island of Reunion, may provide clues as to what happened to the plane. It is the first piece of physical evidence in the case.

“It is with a very heavy heart that I must tell you, an international team of experts have conclusively confirmed that the aircraft debris found on Reunion is indeed from MH370,” Prime Minister Najib Razak announced in a televised press conference. “We now have physical evidence that … Flight MH370 tragically ended in the Southern Indian Ocean.”

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