French search plane grounded 

Colin Cosier, Mélissa Manglou   The search plane France deployed to look for MH370 debris off Reunion Island was grounded Saturday, just a day after the country launched an expanded search operation in the Indian Ocean.

App lets amateurs join MH370 search

Spot MH370 app

Colin Cosier   A mobile app for Indian Ocean beachcombers hunting potential MH370 debris is the latest amateur tool in the expanding search for the missing flight.

Reunion Island litter takes toll on turtles

Ophelie, a hawksbill turtle at the Kelonia turtle sanctuary on Reunion Island.

Colin Cosier   A plastic bottle cap from Indonesia, a weathered toothbrush head and a salty toy wheel add to the mysteries of Reunion Island.

France to use a plane to search for debris 

A French military transport plane in Saint-Denis. It will be the first time a plane has been used to search waters off the island's coast.

Colin Cosier and Mélissa Manglou   Reunion Island's top official has defended any notion the search has begun too late.

Malaysians confident window from MH370

The confirmed MH370 debris found on Reunion Island.

Lindsay Murdoch   Malaysian aviation experts are confident that a window and other debris found on the remote Indian Ocean island of Reunion in the past few days are from missing MH370.

France to step up search near Reunion Island

Police officers look on as Zhang Yongli, a Chinese relative of a missing passenger on Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 makes a phone call while waiting for information outside the airline's office in Beijing.

Eileen Ng   France will search for wreckage from the lost flight MH370 off the coast of Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, following the discovery of a wing part thought to belong to the missing plane.

MH370 search: the most confusing moments

Hope: A young Malaysian boy prays at an event for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane in Kuala Lumpur in March 2014.

Lindsay Murdoch   Malaysian authorities have regularly issued confusing statements in the 17 months since Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared.

How conspiracy theories stack up 

French gendarmes and police stand near a large piece of plane debris which was found on the beach in Saint-Andre, on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion.

Rachel Browne   International aviation experts are examining a window, seat cushions and aluminium believed to have come from missing flight MH370.

Family upset Malaysia told media first

Paul Weeks with his wife Danica.

As Malaysia said a plane part found last week came from MH370, the family of a New Zealand man on the flight are disgusted they again were not told first.

MH370 news 'changes nothing' for family

The large piece of plane debris was found on Reunion Island last week.

Kim Stephens   Mother of victim says confirmation "just brings it all back".

Malaysia 'conclusively' confirms MH370 part

Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak confirmed on Thursday that the initial debris was from MH370.

Praveen Menon   Malaysian PM says it is with a heavy heart that he confirms the debris found on Reunion Island is from MH370.

Currents could have taken parts to Reunion

The plastic beach debris originally reported to be from a "plane window", found on Tuesday.

Lindsay Murdoch   Winds and ocean currents could have pushed wreckage from MH370 more than 2000 kilometres to Reunion Island, Australian experts say.

MH370 debris: 'window' or 'sewing machine'?

The plastic piece of debris.

Colin Cosier   What beachcombers claim is a window from MH370 is more likely part of a sewing machine, police say.

Beachcombers keep up the hunt for debris

Beachcomber Gisele on the shore of Reunion Island.

Colin Cosier   Police enlisted in search for debris that may have come from missing plane.

Barnacles on piece of plane's wing may be key

The flaperon covered in part by barnacles.

Swati Pandey   'Barnacle shells ... can tell us valuable information about the water conditions under which they were formed.'

Reunion Island explainer: where is it

French police officers carry the piece of debris from a plane in Saint-Andre, Reunion Island.

MARC SANTORA   Ever since Johnny Begue stumbled on the airplane wing flap along the shores of Reunion Island, the place itself, has attracted scrutiny.

Reunion Island continues to yield debris

People walk on the beach of Saint-Andre, Reunion Island.

Colin Cosier on Reunion Island and Philip Wen   More debris continues to wash up on Reunion Island at an alarming rate.

Experts in France set to examine aviation part 

The confirmed MH370 debris found on Reunion island in July.

Lindsay Murdoch   Aviation experts are gathering in France to examine a barnacle-encrusted wing found on Reunion Island's shore.

'Plane seat' washed up in May

The confirmed MH370 debris found on Reunion island in July.

To Nicolas Ferrier, it seemed to him like just another piece of rubbish – a bus seat, perhaps, or a hang glider's chair.

Piece almost certainly from 777: Malaysia

The large piece of aircraft wreckage that washed up on Reunion Island appears to come from a wing.

Malaysia is "almost certain" that plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean is from a Boeing 777, the deputy transport minister said.

Beachcomber makes the find of his life

Johnny Begue, 46, who found the piece of aircraft debris.

Catherine Armitage   He was looking for a stone to crush chillies with. Instead he found a piece of a plane, and world fame.


Debris spotter plane off Reunion Island

RAW: A French CASA search plane flying off Reunion Island on Sunday looks for debris from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. Supplied: French Defence Dept.

Gastric fears for Reunion Island turtles

Sea turtles ingesting plastic debris in the waters around Reunion Island often die. The search for suspected MH370 wreckage there has highlighted just how much plastic rubbish there is in the sea.

MH370: Respect the dead

Johny Begue, the Reunion Island beach worker who found the MH370 wing wreckage gives his condolences to the families of the dead.

MH370 families doubt over wing find

'That's not enough evidence' says one family of a victim in Malaysia as another in China questions whether the wing part was 'artificially' placed on Reunion Island.

Malaysia confirms plane debris is from Flight MH370

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak confirms a wing segment discovered on Reunion island is indeed from Flight MH370, making this the first real development in the search for the missing plane.

'I don't know what to think'

Kaylene Mann, who lost her brother Rodney and sister-in-law Mary on flight MH370, reacts to news part of the plane's fuselage may have been found.

US officials confident of MH370 link to debris

American government officials and experts from Boeing have studied images of the object and expressed confidence that it had been part of the missing aircraft.

Too early to confirm MH370 debris

Debris washed up off East Africa prompts Malaysia to dispatch a team to Reunion Island, hoping to solve the mystery of missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370.

Speculation sparked by find on Reunion Island

Aviation experts say it will take a few days to confirm if the plane wreckage, washed up on an island in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar, was that of missing flight MH370.