Officials Conclude Latest Debris Found in Indian Ocean is Not Part of MH370

The metal piece of debris found washed up on a beach is revealed to be a part of a ladder.
1:50 | 08/03/15

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The full plan will set limits on emissio emissions. And overseas to the hunt for the search for the Malaysian passenger jet that disappeared 18 months ago. Raising hopes that something would be found. Alex Marquardt reports in. Reporter: New excitement today over this twisted piece of metallic debris found wedged between the rocks on a beach. Immediate speculation another piece of mh370 had been found. But officials soon poured cold water on the discovery, saying it was just part of a ladder. Not the doomed Boeing 777. It was on this beach that the object was found, quickly reported to police who came and picked it up. That out there is a vast ocean but this is also a big island, and as you can see from everything strewn across this beach, there are new objects washed ashore every day. We're going to have to be very careful because now that we've found one piece, I think that there's going to be a lot of junk floating around the Indian ocean that's going to look like it's a piece of a 777. Reporter: The false alarm just days after a six-foot part of a 777 wing was found here on reunion island. Transported to southern France for analysis at a military lab. We're not aware of any other instance where this sort of component has been lost from a 777 aircraft. Reporter: And every square inch could offer revelations, the way the metal tore on impact. Even the barnacles, which could give a better idea of where the plane went down. Every piece of the airplane that we can find will hopefully give us some clues. But it's only going to tell us what happened when that airplane hit the water. Reporter: Why the plane went down, and what happened before it hit the water, Tom, may be only be answered if those black boxes are ever found. In the meantime, the analysis of that piece of wing is due to begin in France on Wednesday. Tom?

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