A large piece of debris was found by people cleaning up a beach on Réunion Island, Wednesday. The found debris looks like Boeing 777, could be MH370, part of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight which mysteriously disappeared off the coast of Malaysia in March 2014, and which is one of the biggest aircraft mysteries ever.
On Wednesday, Malaysia has sent a team to Reunion Island off the east coast of Africa to determine whether the six-foot long debris washed up on the east coast shoreline at Saint Andre could be part of the missing Malaysia Airlines MH370 plane if determined could help solve the mysterious disappearance.
Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai, during a visit to the United Nations in New York, Wednesday said, “I have sent a team to verify the wreckage, we hope that it can identify as soon as possible.”
“Whatever wreckage found needs to be further verified before we can further confirm whether it belongs to MH370,” Liow Tiong Lai added.
French officials on Reunion Island informed the Australian Transport Safety Bureau on Wednesday of the discovered wing part debris.
An official of the U.S., an air safety investigators and a Boeing air safety investigator says that they have a “high degree of confidence” that a photo of aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, same model as the Malaysia Airlines MH370. They have identified the component as a “flaperon” from the trailing edge of a 777 wing.
“It was more than likely plane debris that had washed up, but further inspection was needed,” Eric Chesneau, an officer in the air transport police of the French Indian Ocean territory Reunion, told Reuters.
Boeing 777 disappeared from radar screen after taking off, carrying 239 mostly Chinese passengers, and crew from Kuala Lumpur, bound for Beijing on March 8, 2014. Authorities believe it was flown thousands of kilometers off course before crashing, according to reports. IMAGE AP/www.thestar.com