It's Official: Wreckage From The Missing MH370 Has Finally Been Found

Indrani Sengupta
Could we be on the brink of finally solving the mystery of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight? Could the bereaved finally have an answer, and scientists learn how to prevent another such tragedy in the future? Or is this just another in a long line of fake-outs?

Update 3: French prosecutors have stated "with certainty" that the debris found on Reunion island is from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370:

"it is possible today to affirm with certainty that the flaperon discovered at the Reunion Island on July 29, 2015 is that of MH370."


Update 2: The Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Razak, made the following statement at a recent press conference: 

“It is with a very heavy heart that I must tell you, an international team of experts have conclusively confirmed that the aircraft debris found on Reunion is indeed from MH370. We now have physical evidence that ... Flight MH370 tragically ended in the Southern Indian Ocean."

The search goes on, as people continue to comb the beaches for other pieces of debris, other pieces of evidence, that can help solve the tragic mystery of the MH370. As Razak stated: 

"It is my hope that this confirmation, however tragic and painful, will at least bring certainty to the families and loved ones of the 239 people onboard MH370."


Update: A local gardener found a damaged suitcase near where the aircraft wreckage was discovered. It's possible that the luggage belonged to a MH370 passenger. At the very least, it could offer further evidence as to whether the wreckage is that of the MH370. 


Fragments of an airplane wing have recently washed up on the shores of Réunion, a French island off the coast of Madagascar. A French aviation expert, Xavier Tytleman, claims that the debris matches the missing Malaysian Airline Flight 370 plane that disappeared on 8th March, 2014.

“I’ve been studying hundreds of photos and speaking to colleagues, and we all think it is likely that the wing is that of a Boeing 777.”

It’s been 16 months since the plane disappeared, and this is the closest we’ve come to discovering the fate of the aircraft and the people on board. Experts and public alike were not only stunned by the disappearance of the Boeing 777, but also by the lack of any wreckage left behind. This, naturally, has led to some ludicrous theories as to the plane’s fate: alien abduction and the like.

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Images of the wing fragments show severe rusting and barnacle growth, indicating that the wing had been in the water for quite some time. Police who’ve examined the wreckage state that it’s been a year or so, which would gives further credence to Tytleman’s theory.

If it is, in fact, a piece from the MH370, it’s quite astonishing that it made the journey so far: the last the plane was seen, it was 4,000 miles from where this wreckage was recently found.

If authorities find in time, that the debris is not a match for the doomed flight, the revelation will not only disappoint the bereaved and their hopes for closure, but also raise new concerns about what other unknown aircraft went down, and who with it.

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