Aircraft wreckage found in Indian Ocean

Media Release


30 July 2015

The Australian Government is aware that wreckage, which appears to be from an aircraft, has been found on La Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, near Madagascar.

The debris is being examined by experts to determine its origin. Malaysia is responsible for the investigation and is managing this examination with the assistance of Boeing, the BEA (Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses pour la Sécurité de l'Aviation Civile), the National Transportation Safety Bureau (US) and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.

In the event that the wreckage is identified as being from MH 370 on La Reunion Island, it would be consistent with other analysis and modelling that the resting place of the aircraft is in the southern Indian Ocean.

Any new evidence will be used to further inform and refine ongoing search efforts.