KUALA LUMPUR:The wreckage of an airplane discovered off La Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean early morning today (Malaysia time) is now
being investigated by experts.
Australian Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) said Malaysia is managing the investigation with the assistance of Boeing, the BEA (Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses pour la Sécurité de l’Aviation Civile), the National Transportation Safety Bureau of the United States and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.
“In the event that the wreckage is identified as being from MH 370, it would be consistent with other analysis and modelling that the resting place of the aircraft is in the Southern Indian Ocean,” JACC said in a statement, early morning (Malaysia time), today.
The agency which oversees the current ongoing search operation in the Southern Indian Ocean said any new evidence would be used to further inform and refine ongoing search efforts.
Several images of the wreckage believed to be from the flipper of a Boeing 777 were circulated in the social media giving new hope of locating the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
Airlive.net twitted a picture of the wreckage and uploaded a status, ‘BREAKING Piece of wing found on La Réunion Island, could that be a flap of
The aviation website also stated that an investigation was now opened to determine the origin of the flight track with three hypotheses mentioned.
Other than that the debris might be a fragment of MH370 which was reported missing in the Indian Ocean, the investigator was reported by the website to put the probability that it might come from a twin-engine which crashed on May 4, 2006, close to the southern coast of the island, or a piece of the A310 of Yemenia which crashed off the Comoros in June 2009.
Flight MH370 disappeared from radar screens on March 8, last year as it flew from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 227 passengers and 12 crew on board.
On Jan 29, this year, the Malaysian Department of Civil Aviation announced that the disappearance of the aircraft was an accident based on international aviation rules and that all 239 people on board were deemed to have lost their lives.- BERNAMA