Mystery of Missing Flight MH370 Deepens

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Written By Mahmoud Sarvari

Conflicting statements from three governments are causing more confusion about the mystery of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

The Boeing 777 disappeared from air traffic control radar over South East Asia on March 8 with 239 passengers and crew on board.

Since then, ships and planes have combed hundreds of square miles of sea to try and find a trace of the jet without success.

Everyone aboard is assumed dead.

One theory is a pilot switched off tracer beacons on the plane and set the aircraft on an unknown course.

Wreckage found

Now, aircraft wreckage has started to wash up on the French Reunion Islands in the South Pacific.

The French have part of the wing which is being examined by aviation experts in Toulouse, France.

The French government says no other aircraft debris has been recovered and confirms ‘a strong possibility’ the wreckage could come from flight MH370.

The Malaysians say the part is definitely from flight MH370 and other debris, such as seat cushions has also washed up on the Reunion Islands.

The Australians, who have led the search to date, say none of the debris comes from flight MH370.

The Malaysians claim there announcement was made on the strength of paint matching and other technical forensic examinations of the wreckage.

No answers

It’s also possible that each government has the timing of their announcements out of synch.

The Malaysians could be speaking after statements were issued to the press by the French and Australians or be keen to release extra information to ease the concerns of families with loved ones on the stricken plane.

The other question posed is if the wing part did not come from flight MH370, where did it come from and why wasn’t the damage recorded on engineering checks?

So far, no bodies or identifiable luggage have been found.

The French have asked Madagascar and Mauritius to check beaches for wreckage after tide experts put together a current simulation to show how the wreckage may have turned up around the Reunion Islands.

France is also carrying out extra air and sea searches of the area to see if other wreckage is nearby.

Sadly, the end result may be proof flight MH370 ditched in the sea, but unless significant wreckage is discovered, the families of the lost crew and passengers may never know where the plane crashed and answers to their questions about what happened to the ill-fated airliner.