REUNION ISLAND – Plane debris found in Indian Ocean

REUNION ISLAND –– Apparent aeroplane debris found off the coast of Reunion Island, a French department in the western Indian Ocean, is being examined to see if it is connected to the 2014 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a member of the French Air Force in Reunion said today.

Plane debris was found  off the coast of Reunion Island.
Plane debris was foundoff the coast of Reunion Island.

The debris was found off the coast of St Andre, a community on the island, according to Adjutant Christian Retournat.

“It is way too soon to say whether or not it is MH370. We just found the debris this morning,” Retournat said.

He said the debris –– what appears to be a wing flap –– had been taken to the island, located about 380 nautical miles off the coast of Madagascar.

MH370 disappeared after taking off from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on March 8, 2014, bound for Beijing with 239 people aboard.

Authorities have said they still don’t know why it turned dramatically off course over the sea between Malaysia and Vietnam, or where exactly its errant journey finished.

An international team of experts used satellite data to calculate that the plane eventually went down in the southern Indian Ocean. Search teams have been combing a vast area of the seafloor in the southern Indian Ocean, hunting for traces of the passenger jet.

The Malaysian government eventually declared the loss of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 an accident and all of its passengers and crew presumed dead.

Source: (CNN)

One Response to REUNION ISLAND – Plane debris found in Indian Ocean

  1. Miguel Carlos Jose Humphrey
    Miguel Carlos Jose Humphrey July 29, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    Well now that they have had time to dismantle the plane and drop parts into the ocean, be sure there will be more parts being found shortly in different areas and it is MH370…you just can’t hide a 747 with all of the nearly 23,000 Satellites in Space…someone knows something.


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