Malaysian Airlines MH370 debris wash up ashore a year after disappearing, Boeing confirms

Photo de la valise retrouvée ce matin à Saint-André, près de là où l'aile a été vue hier. (photo @Linfore) #LaReunion


Back in March last year, the world was dealt a rude shock when a Malaysian Airlines aircraft with 227 passengers and crew onboard disappeared. A year on and after countless searches, the mystery of the missing MH370 may finally be close to being solved. 

Late last night, a few aircraft debris floated towards Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, The Telegraph reports. Since the first of the debris reached the Island, many more parts, as well a battered suitcase too have washed up to the shore.

The debris parts were initially said to be matching a Boeing 777 aircraft, same as the MH370. Malaysian and Australian officials say that they are “almost certain” that the debris belongs to the missing MH370 aircraft. As seen in the tweet above, Boeing has confirmed that the debris does belong to a 777, and considering there are currently no such aircraft missing, this could almost certainly be the MH370.

Malaysian Airlines refused to confirm anything as of now, and are working with the authorities. If confirmed, this would mean that MH370 went down in the Indian Ocean, and put to rest one of the biggest mysteries in recent times. Despite the near certainty, the officials are continuing their search operation.

  • Published Date: July 30, 2015 5:10 PM IST
  • Updated Date: August 6, 2015 10:53 AM IST