UPDATE: After 515 days since the plane vanished, Malaysia PM confirmed that MH370 debris found washed up on an Indian Ocean island beach last week was part of the wreckage of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.
- Plane debris found in Reunion Island confirmed belongs to MH370
- Almost 17 months/515 days after the plane disappeared.
- All 239 passengers and crew aboard the flight are presumed dead, families still in disbelief.
The MH370 debris found latest update is considered “a major breakthrough for us in resolving the disappearance of MH370, according to Malaysian Airlines.
The recent finding comes after the Malaysian minister finally confirmed that plane debris found on Reunion Island belonged to MH370 in an emotional press conference, a minister says sealant on the wing part ‘matches airline records’.
Malaysian Airline Flight MH370 debris found washed up in Reunion Island, a French department in the Indian Ocean, is known for its volcanic, rain forested interior, situated east of Madagascar and about 175 kilometres (109 mi) southwest of Mauritius, the nearest island.
Physical evidence such as seat, cushions and windows of MH370 debris found washed up on Reunion island as officials confirmed that the discovery of plane debris IS part of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. As more debris continues to wash up on the coast of Reunion island, police and investigators are working hard to collect them to see if they come from MH370.
MH370 debris found, Malaysia PM Najib said during the press confeence “Today, 515 days since the plane disappeared, it is with a very heavy heart that I must tell you that an international team of experts have … confirmed that the aircraft debris found on Reunion Island is indeed from MH370,” stated Najib during a press conference in the Malaysian capital city of Kuala Lumpur early on Thursday.
“I would like to assure all those affected by this tragedy that the government of Malaysia is committed to do everything within our means to find out the truth of what happened,” Najib said.
The disappearance of Malaysian Airlines MH370 was considered as one of the biggest mysteries in aviation history. The airline described the discovery as “a major breakthrough for us in resolving the disappearance of MH370.
Officials believe it crashed in the southern Indian Ocean, killing all 239 people on board, but the wreckage and the latest findings remain a mystery especially to many families of MH370 passengers struggled to accept, those pieces couldn’t give direct answer ‘How’ and ‘Why’ it happened, while investigators are still a long way from establishing what caused the plane to do so.
“As much as we can sympathize with the relatives of the missing or dead, people have to face the reality of life where no amount of safety measures one could have yet have death and tragedy that is unavoidable and should be accepted with dignity,without vilifying people and the facilities of the modern age and move forward”, on latest findings comment said.
In Paris, France the French deputy public prosecutor, Serge Mackowiak, said that they are still actively exploring the possibility of terrorism being involved.
Paris Prosecutor Serge Mackowiak said this was based on technical data supplied by both the manufacturer and airline but gave no indication that experts had discovered a serial number or unique markings that would put the link beyond doubt. IMAGE Courtesy of REUTERS/Jason Lee and AFP