French step up MH370 search in Reunion
French authorities have today stepped up the search operation in the vicinity of Reunion following the discovery of debris suspected to have come from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
A CASA aircraft is part of a deployment of additional air and sea resources to “detect the possible presence of new debris”, the French ministry of defence said.
The response has been requested by the French president and prime minister, after initial examination of the component found in the Saint Andre region of Reunion indicated a high probability that it was a flight-control surface from the missing Boeing 777-200ER.
A French Casa CN-235 is flying overhead the search area in Reunion today