The debris washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion and could help end 16 months of lingering uncertainty.
The plane was able to land safely.
The amount they received was undisclosed.
In wake of Germanwings crash, experts call for updated technology to pinpoint crash locations.
The beacon battery for the flight data recorder expired in December 2012 and was not replaced.
A year on from the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, an extraordinary amount of key data remains unknown.
The Boeing 777 aircraft disappeared on March 8 2014, carrying 239 passengers and crew shortly after taking off.
The tech giant releases 2014's top-trending searches and most-searched data.
The MH17 and MH370 disasters have only compounded a bad financial situation for the airline, and now staff are facing cuts as a result