|Police inspect the debris washed up on the island of Reunion|
French officials are investigating whether plane wreckage that washed up on an Indian Ocean island is from missing flight MH370.
The debris, apparently a wing flap, was found on French-owned Reunion.
An aviation security expert said it had "incredible similarities" to a flap from a Boeing 777, the type of plane that vanished in March 2014.
|Malaysian Air MH370|
No part of the Malaysian Airlines flight has ever been found. It disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board.
Aviation expert Xavier Tytelman said a code on the plane would be examined, promising a "definitive answer" on whether there was a link in a few days.
|Police carry a piece of debris from an unidentified aircraft found on|
the French Indian Ocean island of Reunion
Australian investigators, who are leading the hunt, are also reported to be in touch with manufacturers over the find.
But a member of the French Air Force cautioned it was "way too soon" to say if it was from the missing flight, according to CNN.
Search teams have been focusing on a 60,000 sq km (23,000 sq mile) area off the coast of Western Australia, where it is believed to have crashed.
Reunion lies some 6,000 km (3,730 miles) to the west, off the coast of Madagascar.
|Reunion is an unlikely place for MH370 debris to appear,|
but one never knows
Did MH370 have the range to reach Reunion?
Yes, 777s have a range of about 6000 miles, while Reunion is about 3000 miles from Kuala Lumpur. MH370 could have reached well into Africa. However, the plane would have had to fly almost directly over the island of Maritius before getting close to Reunion. It should have been noticed, especially if it was losing altitude.
A number of theories have been proposed as to what happened to MH370, you can read some of them here