Family of man on MH370 awaits updates on found plane debris

The family of a North Texas man is waiting to find out if the piece of a plane found on an island near Madagascar is part of the lost Malaysia Airlines flight.

The debris is expected to be brought to France on Saturday to be fully investigated.

A number has been found on the debris that belongs to the same type of aircraft as the one missing, but it's not a serial or registration number.

A total of 239 people were on board when flight MH370 disappeared in March of last year.

Philip Wood, 50, from Keller, was on the flight.

His brother says the family has had so many false hopes before, they're waiting for official confirmation that the found part came from flight MH 370.

Other families are also waiting.

Ron McCallum is a Dallas pilot. He's also an attorney who investigates airplane crashes.

“That aircraft in all likelihood went down in the Indian Ocean,” he said. “We may have a better idea of where to look."
The flight disappeared while going from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

“They will be able to assist them in determining what happened, but definitely not enough evidence for anybody, not the NTSB, not any lawyers, to come to a conclusion as to what happened to the aircraft,” said McCallum. “They have to got to find the aircraft."