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BALMA, France – Representatives of the world's media have gathered outside a French defense site in Balma, southwestern France, awaiting the arrival of a piece of plane wing that could be from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
French authorities have imposed extraordinary secrecy over the 2-meter (6-foot) long piece of wing, putting it under police protection in the hours before it left the island of Reunion en route to the French military site east of Toulouse.
Reporters are being kept at bay Saturday outside the facility, where French aviation experts hope to confirm whether wreckage was part of the Boeing 777 which disappeared March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board.