'Moving close' to solving MH370 mystery: Malaysian official

'Moving close' to solving MH370 mystery: Malaysian official
French police inspecting a piece of plane debris found in Saint-Andre, on Reunion island, on Wednesday. France's BEA said it was examining the debris, in coordination with Malaysian and Australian authorities.
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KUALA LUMPUR - Investigators are "moving close to solving the mystery of MH370," Malaysia's deputy transport minister said Friday, adding that a piece of wreckage found in the Indian Ocean has been confirmed as coming from a Boeing 777.

"I believe that we are moving close to solving the mystery of MH370. This could be the convincing evidence that MH370 went down in the Indian Ocean," Abdul Aziz Kaprawi told AFP.

A part number stencilled on the piece of wreckage recovered on the Indian Ocean island of La Reunion on Wednesday confirms it came from a Boeing 777, he said.

The ill-fated jet, which vanished 16 months ago with 239 people aboard, was a Boeing 777.

Abdul Aziz said he was informed of the confirmation of the part number by Malaysia Airlines.

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