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MH370 window frame or sewing machine part? Speculation rises over Reunion Island debris

Confusion has arisen over a piece of plastic that has appeared on Reunion Island.

 The tiny French territory has been in the news after wreckage speculated to have come from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 appeared on its beaches.

The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) reported that a local man known only as Bruno discovered what is allegedly a window frame from the missing Boeing-777 while jogging along St Denis beach on Tuesday.

However, several media outlets such as SMH and the Mirror Online and have speculated that the piece of plastic could be part of a sewing machine shell.

Policewoman Gisele Cadar, who was dispatched to the scene to collect the piece of debris in question, admitted to journalists that she had no clue as to what it was.

She said: "It might resemble the back of a plane window or rather the part where the masks fall but right now I can't tell you anything.

"It makes me smile a little because it might as well be from a sewing machine"


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Reunion Island has been in the spotlight after part of a wing washed up on the Indian Ocean island, which lies off the east of Madagascar.

It has since been determined that the part came from a Boeing 777, the same plane as the MH370 flight that vanished without a trace in March last year while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

While the find has since triggered a search for more pieces of evidence to link the find to MH370, some of the latest debris found by beachcombers has been ruled out, including one item that was described as a "domestic ladder".

Sources: Sydney Morning Herald, Mirror Online, Mail Online, Metro

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