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Officials: Jet debris is from Boeing 777, solution to Flight 370 mystery may be 'close'

Officials: Jet debris is from Boeing 777, solution to Flight 370 mystery may be 'close'

A Malaysian transport official confirmed to French media Friday that jet wreckage found on an Indian Ocean island beach -- considered a possible clue in the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 -- is from a Boeing 777. Abdul Aziz Kaprawi, Malaysia's deputy transport minister, told Agence France-Presse that the part number on the piece of debris that washed ashore on the French island of Reunion identified it as having belonged to a Boeing 777. Kaprawi said he believed that a solution to the mystery of last year's disappearance of Flight 370 was "close." Interested in the stories shaping California? Sign up for the free Essential California newsletter...

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