Number Confirms Fragment Found on Reunion Is From a 777

Sources told NBC News on Thursday that the airplane fragment found on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion is from a Boeing 777 — the same as missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370. The barnacle-covered plane piece was found by a crew cleaning the coastline Wednesday. On it was a number — 657-BB — which sources said is attached to a Boeing 777.
The remains of a suitcase were also reported to have been found in the same area Thursday as air, land and sea crews combed the beaches and scoured the waters off Reunion Island, a French territory east of Madagascar off the southern tip of Africa.