Flight mystery could be solved
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”.