In La Réunion, people are currently searching for plane debris that could be from the MH370 crash and this morning this object was found. Image found at la Réunion

Can anyone identify it?

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    $\begingroup$ There is an unfortunately huge amount of junk just kind of floating around in the sea, and since this isn't obviously a large airplane part...it's hard to say if it's from MH370 or not. It'll have to be take to a lab for analysis before anyone can really say anything. (For more info on random junk in the sea: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Pacific_garbage_patch) $\endgroup$
    – Jay Carr
    Aug 4, 2015 at 12:49
  • $\begingroup$ @JayCarr That's surely something to keep in mind ! Thank you. $\endgroup$ Aug 4, 2015 at 13:07
  • $\begingroup$ its a toilet seat! $\endgroup$
    – rbp
    Aug 4, 2015 at 13:38
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    $\begingroup$ It's probably the remains of a Kenmore 325 sewing machine $\endgroup$
    – DeltaLima
    Aug 4, 2015 at 14:53
  • $\begingroup$ @rbp From the space station? $\endgroup$
    – voretaq7
    Aug 4, 2015 at 17:42

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We really shouldn't speculate, but it does not look like a panel piece for a door or window. Aside from two small warning lights on some models there shouldn't be very much.

This is very much speculation: Aside from the deep inset, which looks like it could have housed a CRT monitor, there are two holes for square aviation-style switches, and two holes, perhaps for backlighting, above it. The left hole looks very similar to an SD card slot.

Then again, it could have come from a boat or anything.


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