Re: Malaysia Airlines Airplane went Missing over China?
Originally Posted by dude77
I don't even want to imagine the scope of that search .. looking out into the endless ocean with nothing in sight but water and with that insane depth and thinking 'well lets keep looking now' .. shit is crazy .. props to all those searchers
Water is deep man.
I wonder if it's possible to go so far down in the ocean that you actually pop up in another country
A MYSTERIOUS piece of plane debris has washed up on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, prompting speculation it could be part of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
Reunion island is more than 6000km from where the plane was last known to fly before it vanished on March 8, 2014.
The two-metre long piece of wreckage, which seemed to be part of a wing, was found by people cleaning up a beach.
“It was covered in shells, so one would say it had been in the water a long time,” said one witness.
American officials have a “high degree of confidence” that airline debris found on a French Island in the Indian Ocean appears to belong a Boeing 777, the same kind of aircraft as the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370.
The official told the AP that a team of investigators, which include a Boeing air safety expert, have identified the debris as a “flaperon,” which is typically responsible for controlling the roll or bank of an aircraft. On a Boeing 777, the flaperon would be found along the trailing edge of a 777 wing.
Debris that was recently recovered from the Indian Ocean has been confirmed to be from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the plane that disappeared in March 2014.
“It is with a very heavy heart that I must tell you that an international team of experts have conclusively confirmed that the aircraft debris found on Reunion is indeed from MH370,” Prime Minister Najib Razak announced in a televised statement. “We now have physical evidence that … Flight MH370 tragically ended in the Southern Indian Ocean.”