But was it from the doomed flight MH370?
There are still many 'ifs and buts' to this story.
Experts believe after looking at images of the wreckage that it could be a flaperon which is a moving part of the wing surface. They also believe it came from a Boeing 777 and admit that MH370 is the only such plane to have been lost over the ocean.
At time of writing officials in Malaysia are urging caution until more is known.
Scientists will use various measures in trying to determine if the wreckage was part of MH370. That will include dating how long it has been in the water by its condition.
For the loved ones of those on board MH370 it is another testing time. Against the odds all will be hoping their loved ones can and will be returned home safely.
Even if the wreckage is identified as being part of MH370 there will remain many unanswered questions.
So for now we will take the cautious approach and report as information is made public.
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