The mysteries of flight MH370 disappearance, since it's departure on the 8th March 2014 has brought about many hours determining it's final rest to the loved ones and the nation which attracted the world attention.
With the findings of the suspected debris that washed ashore on the Réunion island on the 29th July, the search mission has escalated to verify and confirming the debris; flaperon, was part of the ill fated flight. The flaperon is the first physical evidence of what happened to the plane and the 239 people on board.
French deputy prosecutor Serge Mackowiak said that experts have “very strong suppositions" (also translated as “presumptions”) that the flaperon belonged to MH370. He said the experts had matched it to the Boeing 777 specifications of MH370, and that the team would begin further analysis on Thursday.
Friends and family of MH370’s passengers and crew expressed little relief at the announcement, despite repeated condolences from the authorities. Instead they pleaded for search teams to resolve the mystery of their loved ones’ fate.
But analysts also warned that debris may be scattered across a huge region, and almost certainly require MH370’s black box to discover what happened to the plane. The breakthrough in the search could help investigators retrace the ocean currents that brought the flaperon to Réunion, and any damage patterns or other clues on the debris may help the experts develop theories about the aircraft’s destruction.
The Réunion, a French island located in the Indian Ocean. It is situated east of Madagascar and about 175 kilometres (109 mi) southwest of Mauritius, the nearest island.
A full text statement from the Malaysian Prime Minister, Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Razak on the news disclosed early this morning.