Flight mys­tery could be solved

CityPress - - News - – Staff re­porter

The fam­i­lies of pas­sen­gers of Malaysia’s mys­te­ri­ous flight MH370 could soon find out what hap­pened to their rel­a­tives on the ill-fated flight.

Air­craft de­bris be­lieved to be from a Boe­ing 777 washed up on the re­mote In­dian Ocean is­land of Re­union on Wed­nes­day. Malaysia Air­lines Flight MH370 – from Kuala Lumpur to Bei­jing – dis­ap­peared with 239 pas­sen­gers and crew mem­bers on board on March 8 last year.

CNN re­ported that the parts had been taken to France, where ad­vanced tech­nol­ogy would help de­ter­mine if they were in­deed from a Boe­ing 777.

French pros­e­cu­tors close to the team in­ves­ti­gat­ing flight MH370’s dis­ap­pear­ance told CNN that work to con­clu­sively iden­tify the de­bris would be­gin this week af­ter a meet­ing be­tween Malaysian and French air trans­port in­ves­ti­ga­tors.

A source close to French in­ves­ti­ga­tors told CNN that a pre­lim­i­nary re­port, which won’t give a de­tailed ac­count of what hap­pened, could be re­leased as early as this week.

How­ever, it will elim­i­nate some sce­nar­ios, he was quoted as say­ing.

Re­port­ing from Re­union, The Tele­graph wrote: “On Saint An­dre beach, where the wreck­age was found on Wed­nes­day morn­ing, around a dozen po­lice were comb­ing the black sands on Fri­day.”

Crowds of on­look­ers gath­ered to walk across the beach and see what they could find. A China-made bot­tle and an In­done­sian plas­tic casing were seized, but were not thought to be from MH370.

Martin Dolan, chief com­mis­sioner of the Aus­tralian Trans­port Safety Bureau, told the BBC that the agency was “in­creas­ingly con­fi­dent that this de­bris is from MH370”.

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