One of the biggest mysteries in recent times has finally been solved. The airplane debris that washed ashore the Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean last week indeed belongs to the missing MH370.
Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak made the announcement last night leaving little room for any more doubts, Reuters reports. “Today, 515 days since the plane disappeared, it is with a heavy heart that I must tell you that an international team of experts have conclusively confirmed that the aircraft debris found on Reunion Island is indeed from MH370,” Razak said.
Malaysian Airlines is unsurprisingly relieved with the evidence, and even describes it as a major breakthrough. It issued a statement saying, “We expect and hope that there would be more objects to be found which would be able to help resolve this mystery.”
Not everyone is pleased with the finding, least of all the families of the victims. Speaking to the publication one such bereaved family member said, “Although they found something, you know, it’s not the end. They still need to find the whole plane and our spouses as well. We still want them back.”
If that’s not enough, French prosecutor Serge Mackowiak has contested Razak’s claims, saying that there are “very strong presumptions” that the debris belongs to MH370. He says a lot more testing needs to be done to prove the connection between the washed up debris and the missing airplane.