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French prosecutor says serial numbers found on wing part confirm it is from Flight 370

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 29, 2015 file photo, French police officers carry a piece of debris from a plane in Saint-Andre, Reunion Island. French investigators have formally identified a washed-up piece of airplane debris found in July on a remote island in the Indian Ocean as part of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 that disappeared more than a year ago with 239 people aboard. (AP Photo/Lucas Marie, File)

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 29, 2015 file photo, French police officers carry a piece of debris from a plane in Saint-Andre, Reunion Island. French investigators have formally identified a washed-up piece of airplane debris found in July on a remote island in the Indian Ocean as part of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a Boeing 777 that disappeared more than a year ago with 239 people aboard. (AP Photo/Lucas Marie, File)  (The Associated Press)

A French prosecutor says the piece of wing discovered in July on a remote Indian Ocean island has been formally identified as having come from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

In a statement, the Paris prosecutor's office said technical analysis of the part, called a flaperon, had enabled investigators to link a serial number found on the part with a corresponding number on the Boeing 777 that disappeared March 8, 2014 with 239 people aboard.