CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES ( — Two pilots arrived at two very distinct conclusions Friday following the discovery of a 6-foot-long wing fragment that some say may belong to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Analysts at the French aviation laboratory where the scrap was headed Friday can glean details from metal stress to see what caused the flap to break off, spot explosive or other chemical traces, and study the sea life that made its home on the wing to pinpoint where it came from.

French authorities have imposed extraordinary secrecy over the piece of wing, putting it under police protection in the hours before it left the island of Reunion.

If the fragment is indeed part of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, it means the wreckage may have drifted thousands of miles across the Indian Ocean to this French island off the east coast of Africa.

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