MH370: France, Malaysia to identify aircraft debris

Sydney, July 31 (IANS) The French and Malaysian governments have the primary responsibility to identify the aircraft debris found off the east African coast, Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said on Friday.

“Of course it is one thing to identify these parts as being from a Boeing 777, and then a second thing that they are a part from the specific aircraft that operated Flight MH370,” the minister said on the sidelines of the Boao Forum for Asia conference in Sydney.

The two-meter piece of plane wreckage, suspected to be a wing flap of a Boeing 777, will be transported to France for analysis at the end of this week, Xinhua news agency reported.

The debris was found on a small island east of Madagascar on Africa’s east coast, thousands of kilometer from where MH370 is believed to have crashed.

The most important part of the discovery, will be closure for the victims’ families.

“It’s important for them to have some positive indication about what may have happened to their loved ones,” he said.

The fact that wreckage is on the Reunion Island or Madagascar area is consistent with some of the modeling done in relation to current movements and the predictions as to where wreckage from 370 could make landfall.

“We are confident on the basis of continuing refinement, continuing assessment of the satellite data that the search area is correct. We will be continuing to concentrate on the southern end of that identified area.”

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of or any employee thereof. is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here