It comes after a fevered hunt for more possible wreckage on La Reunion island turned up no new clues yesterday, with authorities saying that metallic debris found by locals did not come from an aircraft.
    
A Malaysian delegation headed by the director general of civil aviation Azharuddin Abdul Rahman and representatives from Malaysia Airlines and judicial officials will meet today in a chamber of the three French magistrates assigned to the case.
    
Investigators from the research section of France's Air Transport Gendarmerie and representatives of the Bureau of Investigation and Analysis (BEA) will also be present to take stock of findings and coordinate on the broader investigation.
    
Malaysian officials have confirmed it is part of a Boeing 777, making it virtually certain to be part of the missing plane as MH370 is the only Boeing 777 to be lost at sea.

“The flaperon will be analysed using physical and chemical methods including a scanning electron microscope that can magnify up to 100,000 times to understand how it was damaged”, said Pierre Bascary, former director of the tests at France's General Directorate for Armament.
    
Meanwhile, locals on La Reunion island have been combing the shores since the wing part was found last Wednesday, handing over bits of what they believe to be wreckage to police.
    
"There is a sort of 'treasure hunt' mentality that is taking hold and people are calling us for everything," said a local source close to the investigation.

 

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