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06 August 2015 00:01:27 Malaysia News latest RSS headlines - Malaysia Sun.com
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak confirmed Thursday (local time) that a piece of an airplane wing found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean belonged to Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which ...
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05 August 2015 04:07:01 WN.com - World News
If a wing fragment found in the Indian Ocean turns out to be part of missing Flight 370, experts say, there are probably other pieces of the aircraft that floated off rather than sinking to the bottom of the ocean.......
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31 July 2015 02:44:34 The Asian Age
French police officers carry a piece of debris that could be from the missing Flight MH370 at the French Indian Ocean. ---AP Plane wreckage washed up on a tiny Indian Ocean island will be sent to France for investigation, as hopes mounted on Thursday the mysterious object could unlock the riddle of missing flight MH370. After a fruitless 16-month search for the Malaysia Airlines plane, the discovery of a piece of a plane wing offered up the bittersweet hope of closure to the families of 239 people who seemingly disappeared into thin air on the doomed flight. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said the two-metre (six-foot)-long piece of wreckage found on the French island of La Reunion was “very likely” from a Boeing 777, but it remained to be seen if it indeed came from MH370. Malaysian investigators arrived on the island to study the object and a French military helicopter slowly circled the area above the island where the debris washed up on a rocky beach. However as expectation mounted over the find, authorities warned against jumping to conclusions. “Whatever wreckage is found needs to be further verified before we can further confirm whether it belongs to MH370,” said Malaysian transport minister Liow Tiong Lai. Flight MH370 was travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing when it mysteriously turned off its route and vanished on March 8, 2014. Local government officials on La Reunion said France’s civil aviation investigating authority BEA has been asked to coordinate an international probe into the origin of the debris. Mr Najib said authorities would send the object to the southern French city of Toulouse to be examined by the BEA. Further adding to the mystery, a torn fragment of luggage was discovered in the same place as the plane wreckage. “It is really weird, it gives me the shivers,” said Johnny Begue, a member of a beach clean-up crew who discovered the plane debris on Wednesday. Australia, which has led the search for MH370, said the discovery was an “important development”. “If it is indeed wreckage from MH370, it starts to provide some closure for the families of the people on board,” said Australia’s transport and infrastructure minister Warren Truss. Authorities involved in the search at sea, guided by the analysis of signals from the plane that were detected by a satellite, believe it went down in the southern Indian Ocean. But no confirmed physical evidence has ever been found and Malaysian authorities in January declared that all on board were presumed dead. Excitement over the discovery was tempered by suggestions it could be from planes that went down in the region before, including a South African Airways Boeing 747 that crashed near the island of Mauritius in 1987, killing all 159 people on board. Malaysia Airlines said it remained “too premature for the airline to speculate (on) the origin of the flaperon,” a wing component. La Reunion lies about 4,000 kilometres (2,500 miles) from the area considered the most likely impact zone, but experts said it could have drifted there. Valborg Byfield, a scientist at the National Oceanography Centre in Britain, said there were two plausible scenarios. “Were the plane to have gone done south of the equator, the debris might have been transported by the South Equatorial Current, which bifurcates as it approaches the African coast, with one stream going south along the eastern coast of Madagascar. This would take it past La Reunion.” She said that if it had gone further south it was “perfectly possible” the debris could have been caught up in the South Indian Ocean Gyre current and taken to La Reunion. Angry next of kin have accused Malaysia’s government of incompetence, secrecy, and insensitivity toward relatives, and many have questioned the focus on the Indian Ocean, saying other possibilities were being ignored. Speculation on the cause of the plane’s disappearance has focused primarily on a possible mechanical or structural failure, a hijacking or terror plot, or rogue pilot action. However, nothing has emerged to substantiate any scenario, sustaining a flow of conspiracy theories, with books, documentaries and a thriving online debate positing a range of possibilities. These include suggestions that the plane was diverted to Kazakhstan, or commandeered to be used as a “flying bomb” headed for US military installations on the Diego Garcia atoll, and was shot down by the Americans. The United States has dismissed this. “We have had many false alarms before, but for the sake of the families who have lost loved ones, and suffered such heartbreaking uncertainty, I pray that we will find out the truth so that they may have closure and peace,” said Mr Najib.
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31 July 2015 01:11:45 Malaysia News latest RSS headlines - Malaysia Sun.com
French gendarmes and police carry a large piece of plane debris which was found on the beach in Saint-Andre, on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, July 29, 2015. (Reuters ...
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30 July 2015 16:05:08 Panorama.am
More than a year after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 mysteriously vanished en route to Beijing, a piece of the plane may have finally been found. A ten-foot long fragment, which ...
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30 July 2015 08:33:59 WN.com - Asia News
30 July 2015 Last updated at 06:44 BST Sixteen months after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished, a piece of an aircraft has been found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. French officials are examining it, and the airline itself says it is too early to speculate on its origin. It does appear to be from the same model of plane, but other large aircraft have crashed close to the area where the wreckage appeared. Tom...
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30 July 2015 08:12:26 WN.com - World News
WASHINGTON: Air safety investigators have a "high degree of confidence" that aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared last year, a US official said on Wednesday. Air safety investigators, one of them a Boeing investigator, have identified the component that was found on the French island of Reunion in the western Indian Ocean as a "flaperon" from the trailing edge of a 777 wing, the US official said. Given that there are no other missing 777s, if the piece is confirmed to be from such an aircraft, it would almost certainly have to belong to Flight 370, which vanished on March 8,...
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30 July 2015 06:41:49 WN.com - World News
WASHINGTON: Air safety investigators have a "high degree of confidence" that aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared last year, a United States official said Wednesday. Air safety investigators ─ one of them a Boeing investigator ─ have identified the component as a "flaperon" from the trailing edge of a 777 wing, the US official said. A French official close to an investigation of the debris confirmed Wednesday that French law enforcement is on site to examine a piece of airplane wing found on the French island of Reunion, in the western Indian Ocean. A...
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29 May 2014 10:19:38 timesofmalta.com
Investigators with an Australian agency have concluded that the missing Malaysian jet is not within an area thought to be its most likely resting place after an unmanned submersible found no sign of the plane. The Joint Agency Coordination Centre said today the US Navy's Bluefin 21 had finished its final underwater mission in the southern Indian Ocean yesterday after scouring 330 square miles. The agency said that an expanded search of 21,600 square miles, based on satellite analysis of the plane's most likely route, would probably begin in August after commercial side-scan sonar operators are contracted. The plane carrying 239 people vanished on March 8 on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The area can now be discounted as the final resting place of the missing plane, the centre said in a statement. The underwater search for the airliner, which vanished March 8 with 239 people on board en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, will be suspended for a couple of months while more powerful sonar equipment is brought in to search a much wider area based on analysis of satellite data of the plane's most likely course. That analysis has led authorities to believe that Malaysia...
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