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Reunion Island has a lot of debris; not all is from planes

Officials on an Indian Ocean island are trying to figure out if another piece of wreckage that washed ashore belongs to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. (Video via Linfo.Re)

>>RELATED: New debris that washed up on Reunion Island not a plane part

On Sunday, a piece of metal with a handle on it was found on Reunion Island. According to Sky News, "It had Chinese and Malaysian writing on it and was thought to be from the inside of an aircraft."

But reports the debris came from a plane haven't been confirmed, and Malaysian officials have cast doubt on the object's origin, according to the BBC.

"As you can imagine, as the days go past, there's more and more interest in people combing this area trying to find something that may give further clues to what happened to that plane," Karen Allen reported for the BBC.

And NBC points out some debris could have taken a different path in the currents.

"And finding anything relevant amid all this junk will be hard," Bill Neely reported for NBC.

This comes less than a week after a piece of a wing was found on the French territory east of Madagascar. 

And a reporter for local news outlet Linfo.Re tweeted about a suitcase found Thursday morning close to the area where the possible wingtip washed up. 

Malaysian authorities have confirmed the wing part was from a Boeing 777 aircraft — the same model of plane that disappeared.

While the finds are promising, investigators are being cautious, stressing there's more work to do to be sure the wreckage is from MH370. (Video via Boeing)

There's the matter of figuring out where the debris came from: Reunion Island is thousands of miles from any suspected crash sites.

And even if these parts are from MH370, that alone probably won't tell us why the plane actually went down.

But, Malaysia's prime minster said the location where the wing part was found is "consistent with the drift analysis provided to the Malaysian investigation team." 

A lab in France is analyzing the debris.

Flight MH370 disappeared in March 2014, flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing: 239 people were on board.

This video includes images from Getty Images and music by Chris Zabriskie / CC by 4.0.

Sun, 02 Aug 2015 14:41:23 -0400

NHTSA investigates radio company after Jeep hack

After a video surfaced of two guys hacking a moving Jeep Grand Cherokee through its infotainment system, Fiat Chrysler — who makes Jeeps — issued a major recall.

>>RELATED: Hackers take control and crash Jeep Cherokee

Now, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating the company that makes the hackable infotainment system.

That company is Harman Kardon, which makes home and auto audio equipment. The company has its audio systems in several major vehicle brands, and according to the NHTSA, there could be more than 2.8 million infotainment systems affected.

The NHTSA says it's opening the investigation to determine "if there is cause for concern that security issues exist in other Harman Kardon products."

Meanwhile, Fiat Chrysler has issued a 1.4 million-vehicle recall and added security to its cellular network to prevent hackers from compromising more vehicles through the infotainment system.

Sun, 02 Aug 2015 14:41:14 -0400

Officials: 1 in custody after man shot, killed in east Charlotte

A man was fatally shot Sunday afternoon in east Charlotte, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officials said.

Officers found a man with a gunshot wound in a house in the 500 block of Blendwood Drive. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.

Officials said they have a man in custody and have taken him to police headquarters for questioning. They believe that the victim and the suspect knew each other and that this was not a random act of violence.

Detectives are interviewing witnesses who were near the scene and are also looking for other residents who may have witnessed the shooting.

Anyone with any information should call 704-432-TIPS or Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Officials have not yet released the name of the victim.
Reporter Alexa Ashwell is at the scene gathering more details for Eyewitness News at 6 p.m.


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