Large piece of plane debris discovered in Indian Ocean.
Australia says it is working with France, the United States and plane manufacturer Boeing on a Malaysia-led mission to examine plane debris found in the Indian Ocean to identify if it is part of Malaysian Airlines MH370.
The large piece of wreckage -- which Australia's deputy prime minister said in a statement Thursday "appears to be from an aircraft" -- was found Wednesday on the island of Reunion east of Madagascar.
Warren Truss said that Australia's transport safety bureau was working with transport authorities from the two countries on the examination of the plane part, under the leadership of Malaysia.
"The debris is being examined by experts to determine its origin," Truss said. "Any new evidence will be used to further inform and refine ongoing search efforts."
Data from before the flight's March 2014 disappearance prompted a search focus far off Australia's western coast.