The police and army on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion have called off their search for more debris from the wreckage of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, which vanished last year, police said on Monday.
A piece of wing was found on the shore of the French-governed island last month and Malaysian authorities have said paint color and maintenance-record matches proved it came from the missing Boeing 777 aircraft.
Ten days of searching involving an army plane, two helicopters and a police speedboat have not found any more wreckage. Washed-up objects including water bottles have been passed on to investigators in case they can be linked to the plane, police said.
“The statistical chances of discovering debris from the MH370 during coordinated searches appear to be extremely small,” Reunion police said, adding that they would continue to be vigilant.
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