UNITED NATIONS, Jul 30 – Malaysia has sent a team to the island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean to verify whether washed-up debris could be part of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 which had believed to have crashed in over the South China Sea last year on 8 March 2014 which the plane was travelling from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board.
“Whatever wreckage that have been found, we hope that it can further confirm whether it belongs to MH370. I have sent a team to investigate on this issues, and hope that we can identify it as soon as possible,” said Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai Wednesday in New York.
The two-metre (6ft) piece of wreckage was found by people cleaning up a beach and police on the island are investigating which seemed as to be a part of a wing. Eric Chesneau, an officer in the air transport police of the French Indian Ocean territory Reunion told Reuters that it was “more than likely plane debris” that had washed up, but further inspection was needed.
There were no trace has been found in Boeing 777 which disappeared in March last year which had disappear from the radar screens shortly after taking off from Kuala Lumpur. The plane was carrying most of the Chinese passengers which is 239 passengers and crew from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. It had become biggest mysteries in aviation history after the plane had disappear.
An international search operation for the missing plane found no physical clues, but ongoing efforts have been focusing on a broad expanse of the southern Indian Ocean west of Perth, Australia which based on faint signals picked up by satellite after the plane went missing.
The agency responsible of French civil aviation authority DGAC nor the BEA which was investigating aviation accidents were immediately available for comment. In the same time, Liow was also voted on a draft resolution that would have set up an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of downing Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 last year in eastern Ukraine at the United Nations for a Security Council. Meanwhile, Russia also had vetoed their proposal which saying they was premature.
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