French authorities have confirmed that aircraft wreckage recovered in July from the island of Reunion is from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
Using an endoscope inside the flaperon, investigators were able to discern three numbers that tied it to Airbus Defence & Space in Seville, Spain. That company produces the Boeing 777 part as a subcontractor to the US airframer.
Subsequently, relevant serial numbers were matched with those of the missing aircraft.
"Thus, it is now possible to state with certainty that the flaperon discovered in Reunion on 29 July 2015 corresponds to flight MH370," reads a French justice ministry statement.