Specialists in France have started looking at an airplane part that appeared on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion a week ago to check whether it is from Flight MH370.
The wing section, known as a flaperon, is from a Boeing 777, the same make as the missing Malaysian carrier.
France has welcomed Malaysian and Australian flight specialists to Balma to help with the examination.
Australia’s Deputy PM Warren Truss said the groups may have the capacity to say this week on the off chance that it originated from the plane.
Examiners have said an announcement will be made later from Paris, however the level of point of interest that will be discharged is misty.
The beginning examination had been relied upon to last until Thursday however Malaysian authorities have been on standby in Kuala Lumpur in the event that outcomes go the distance prior, Reuters news organization reported.
For reasons that stay indistinct the Malaysia Airlines plane, with 239 individuals on load up, veered off kilter on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March 2014.
It is accepted to have collided with the southern Indian Ocean – however no affirmed follow has ever been found in spite of a gigantic inquiry operation.
The part is being inspected under the bearing of a judge at an aeronautical test focus keep running by the French military in Balma, close Toulouse.
Gathering is one of France’s abroad domains.
French and Malaysian specialists are going to, Boeing workers and agents from China – the nation that lost most travelers in the debacle.
Jean-Paul Troadec, the previous leader of the French BEA office that researches air mishaps, told AFP news office that the examination would focus on two issues – whether the part fits in with MH370 and assuming this is the case, whether it could give any data on the last snippets of the plane.
Mr Troadec said paint on the wing part – which has as of now been affirmed as originating from a Boeing 777 plane – was a basic piece of the examination.
“Each carrier paints their planes in a certain manner… what’s more, if the paint utilized is utilized by Malaysia Airlines and different organizations, there may be more assurance,” he said.
Serial numbers will likewise be looked for and barnacles on the flotsam and jetsam inspected.
No other Boeing 777s are thought to have smashed in the locale.