Whoa. Authorities believed they found new debris that belongs to the missing Malaysia Flight 370, but did they also discover a passenger’s luggage? A ripped-up bag, possibly belonging to one of the 239 people onboard the missing flight, was seen near the wreckage site!
We might be even closer to solving the mystery of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 than we thought. Authorities never learned what happened to the passenger airliner and everyone on board when it vanished in 2014. However, investigators discovered new debris that they believe belongs to MH370!
A six-foot-long wing flap washed up on the shore of La Reunion on July 29, reports the Daily Mail. In addition to that, a battered suitcase was also spotted near the wreckage. Wow! La Reunion is an island east of Madagascar and it’s over 3,500 miles from the Malaysian Flight’s last known location. Click here to see the pictures of the bag!
Authorities hadn’t confirmed the origin of the ruined luggage, but Malaysian Deputy Transport Minister Aziz Kaprawi said that the wing flap is “almost certain[ly]” from a Boeing 777 aircraft, the exact model of plane of Malaysian Flight 370. Air crash investigators also have a reported “high degree of confidence” that the debris comes from a Boeing.
Australian Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said that the discovery is “a very significant development,” reports the New York Times. However, he warned against making any premature conclusions, saying that it’s “too early” to make the judgment but that they’re “treating this as a major lead.”
If the luggage and the wing flap are confirmed to be from a Boeing 777, authorities will likely start another massive air and sea search. We might finally find out what happened to the missing Malaysian Flight and all its passengers!
Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 disappeared on March 8, 2014, while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, China. The flight last made contact an hour after takeoff and it disappeared from air traffic controllers’ radar screens shortly afterwards. While there have been many theories as to what happened – including hijacking, flying into a radar black hole, even that it possibly landed somewhere – the truth to what happened to MH370 and its 239 passengers remains a mystery.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Did they find a clue that will solve the mystery of the missing Malaysian flight?
— Jason Brow