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Investigators for missing MA370 flight meet in Paris after arrival of wing fragment

 In this photo dated Wednesday, July 29, 2015, French police officers carry a piece of debris from a plane in Saint-Andre, Reunion Island. Malaysian officials said Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015 that they would seek help from territories near the island where a suspected piece of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was discovered to try to find more possible debris from the plane.
In this photo dated Wednesday, July 29, 2015, French police officers carry a piece of debris from a plane in Saint-Andre, Reunion Island. Malaysian officials said Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015 that they would seek help from territories near the island where a suspected piece of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet was discovered to try to find more possible debris from the plane. AP Photo/Lucas Marie, File

PARIS – French and Malaysian investigators have met with a judge in Paris after the arrival of a wing fragment that many hope will solve the mystery of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Experts are trying to determine whether the part comes from the plane, which disappeared on March 8, 2014, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. The fragment was found on the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion and returned to the French mainland.

Malaysian officials left Monday’s meeting without comment.

Air safety investigators, including one from Boeing, have identified the component as a flaperon from the trailing edge of a Boeing 777 wing. Flight 370 is the only missing 777 and many are convinced the flap comes from the ill-fated jet.

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