Wing Flap Found: Investigation Underway Malaysia Flight 370


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Plane debris (specifically what looks to be a plane’s wing flap) was found today washed up on Reunion island off Madagascar leading investigators to consider whether it might be from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, that went missing 16 months ago. As reported by Bloomberg Business,

Wing Flap Found: Investigation Underway Malaysia Flight 370

“No trace of the plane has been discovered in the world’s longest search for a commercial jet since it disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March 2014 with 239 people on board. Ships using deep-sea sonar have scanned tens of thousands of square kilometers of the Indian Ocean seabed southwest of Perth, Australia.

While the vanished Malaysian aircraft is a possible source of the debris, the wing flap could have belonged to a Yemenia Airlines Airbus A310 that crashed off the Comoros Islands in 2009, John Cox, a former airline captain and chief executive officer of Washington-based Safety Operating Systems, a consultant, said in a phone interview.

Malaysia’s civil aviation department in January declared Flight 370 an accident and said all on board were presumed dead. That declaration was intended to help families obtain assistance including compensation.”

Wing Flap Found: Investigation Underway Malaysia Flight 370

Courtesy of Twitter @OlivierRimmel

Bottom Line

To date nothing has been found of the plane that is virtually lost without a trace. I’m sure that the distraught families are struggling for closure and knowledge of what happened. This may be a break in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. My hope is that this mystery will be solved and provide some closure for the families and loved ones of the 239 people onboard. Stay tuned.

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Comments

  1. Boeing says it is a Flaperon from a 777. They ought to know. If it is, then we know the source, as there is only one 777 missing in the world. And the currents run generally east to west. And it was covered with shells, as in the water a long time.

    BUT no way of telling where it came from, as currents in the Indian Ocean are totally weird and inconsistent.

    http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/plane-parts-found-on-island-of-reunion-on-east-coast-of-africa-near-madagascar-but-is-it-mh370/story-fniztvnc-1227462555389?sv=ed15a9e865f46eff9e048208149dc89c

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