CNN asked viewers on social media to tweet their questions about the new development with the hashtag #MH370qs, and went to the experts for help.
Among them were CNN aviation expert Richard Quest
; safety and accident investigator David Soucie
; Peter Goelz
, former managing director of the National Transportation Safety Board; aviation analyst Les Abend
; and aviation and space journalist Miles O'Brien.
We got many interesting questions and below are some of those our experts were able to answer, both on air and on social media.
How is a part matched to a specific plane?
How did the debris travel so far?
Can we expect to find more debris?
Can studying models of ocean currents help find more wreckage?
Did the debris fall on land or wash up from the sea?
What about the suitcase that washed up?
Could satellite readings from when the plane went missing be wrong?
Were people in the Maldives who said they saw the plane ignored?
Does the debris indicate whether the plane broke up in flight or on impact?