“The debris will be taken to Australia for further examination,” he told to the media. Flight MH370 disappeared on March 8, 2014, with 239 passengers and crew on board, and is believed to have crashed in the Indian Ocean. An initial search of a 60,000 sq km (23,000 sq miles) area of sea floor has been extended to another 60,000 sq km but will stop this summer if nothing will be found. On Aug 6 last year, Malaysia’s Prime Minister confirmed that a flaperon found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean was a part of the jet used for the MH370 flight. Another debris, a curved metal piece found off the coast of southern Thailand on January, did not match the aircraft.