It has finally been confirmed that the debris found on Reunion Island belongs to missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. The flight mysteriously disappeared on March 8, 2014. The MH370 flight was on its way to Beijing, China from Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia. Contact was last made while it was over the South China Sea, less than an hour after takeoff.
Despite a frantic worldwide search, the missing flight was not located until the suspicious debris washed up on Reunion Island a few days ago.
From BBC News:
Part of the aircraft wing found on Reunion island is from the missing MH370 plane, Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak has confirmed.
Mr Razak said international experts examining the debris in France had “conclusively confirmed” it was from the aircraft.
The Malaysia Airlines plane carrying 239 people veered off course from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March 2014.
The debris was examined at an aeronautical test centre near Toulouse.
It was found on the remote Indian Ocean island of Reunion a week ago.
Mr Razak said the “the burden and uncertainty faced by the families” in the 515 days since the aircraft disappeared had been “unspeakable”.
“We now have physical evidence that flight MH370 tragically ended in the southern Indian Ocean,” he added.
Curated from BBC News