Malaysia investigators meet French officials on MH370

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Malaysian investigators arrived at the Palais de Justice in Paris on Monday for talks with French officials on the latest developments regarding the missing MH370 airliner, an AFP journalist said.

The five-man team from Malaysia, led by civil aviation director-general Datuk Azharuddin Abdul Rahman (pic), arrived shortly before 1200 GMT at France's top court and said a statement would be released at the end of the meeting.

They were due to meet with the team leading the French investigation, including a judge, a group of experts and police.

France is leading the current phase of the investigation after a piece of airplane debris washed up on the French island of La Reunion in the Indian Ocean.

The two-metre-long flaperon, already confirmed to be part of a Boeing 777, is virtually certain to have come from the doomed Malaysia Airlines flight, as no other such plane is known to have crashed in the area.

In one of the most baffling mysteries in aviation history, MH370 inexplicably veered off course in March 2014 and disappeared from radars, sparking a colossal hunt that has until now proved fruitless.

In January, Malaysian authorities declared all 239 people on board MH370 presumed dead.