After two years of the Malaysian flight 370 disappearance, two pieces of debris have been found and experts have stated they are most likely from the missing plane.
On Thursday, the Malaysian government issued a statement on the case announcing the discovery of the pieces that are ‘most likely’ from the missing air vehicle near South Africa in the Rodrigues island of Mauritius.
Experts are hoping that with this new discovery, more clues about the mysterious plane will emerge. With the newly found debris pieces, the total of parts discovered from the flight 370 comes to five.
An on-going investigation
On March 8, 2014, flight 370 vanished from the air after lifting from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing and since then experts have been looking for the aircraft with 239 passengers.
After the flight went missing, an extensive search was held in the Indian Ocean and on the west coast of Australia, yet the investigations haven’t brought any answers.
It is believed that the plane had been hijacked while switching the transborder of the plane to fight off the original course and end up in the Indian Ocean.
“The team has confirmed that both pieces of debris from South Africa and Rodrigues Island are almost certainly from MH370,” said Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai in a statement to the press.
The pieces were originally found in March, according to Liow Tiong Lai, one is a part of the engine that was a cut-out Rolls-Royce logo and an interior piece from the cabin of the plane.
Despite the findings, investigators are not capable of providing answers about what happened to the aircraft with this found parts. Data recorders and the plane’s black box is for now, the only findings that will provide answers.
All of the debris pieces found from the flight 370 have been discovered near the Indian Ocean, having one discovered on France’s Reunion Island and one in the coast of Mozambique.
Current investigations are being held to the debris pieces to determine if the marine life attached to them could provide answers of where the plane crashed.
Since the disappearance of the plane, underwater search has been held swiping over 105,000 kilometers on the Indian Ocean. The search is being held by the Malaysia, Australia, and Chinese government and it is expected to end in the summer.
Source: ABC News