High probability aircraft wreckage is from MH 370

Media Release

WT237/2015

06 August 2015

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss has noted statements from the Prime Minister of Malaysia and French authorities that in all probability wreckage found on La Réunion is from Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370.

“The French-led investigation team is continuing to finalise its considerations of the wreckage and we will await further detail from them,” Mr Truss said.

“Our expert from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) remains in France and will continue to aid the international investigation team.

“The finding of wreckage on La Réunion is consistent with our current search area. For this reason thorough and methodical search efforts will continue in the defined search area.

“The Australian Government will continue to work to keep the next of kin of passengers and crew informed of developments as they happen.”