New object found on island not from missing Flight MH370
An object found on the French island of Reunion has been confirmed as "a domestic ladder" and is not a plane part.
Reports had suggested that a new piece of plane debris, possibly from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, had been found on the island.
Malaysian director general of civil aviation, Azharuddin Abdul Rahman, said a piece of debris found on a beach near the town of Saint-Denis this morning had nothing to do with the investigation involving missing MH370.
Mr Rahman said: "I'm the one leading the investigation in France for the analysis of the (wing flap) piece brought back. I read all over media it (the new debris) was part of a door. But I checked with the Civil Aviation Authority, and people on the ground in Reunion, and it was just a domestic ladder."
Flight MH370 was travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March 2014 when it vanished with 239 people on board.
Aviation experts at a military base near Toulouse, France, have been trying to establish whether the original wreckage is from the doomed flight.