Kuala Lumpur, Oct 7: A piece of aircraft wreckage found in Mauritius is from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, confirmed Malaysia on Friday. The Malaysia Airline Flight MH370 disappeared in March 2014 with 239 passengers and crew on board. Earlier two pieces of plane debris were confirmed as being from the missing flight MH370. The first piece of the missing MH370 plane debris was found on Island of Reunion last year. According to initial reports, Malaysian authorities have confirmed that a piece of plane debris discovered in Mauritius is from the MH370.
The piece of wing flap was found in May and subsequently analysed by experts at the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, which is heading up the search for the plane in a remote stretch of ocean off Australia’s west coast. Today, the agency said investigators had used a part number found on the debris to link it to the missing Boeing 777. The MH370 flight was carrying 239 passengers and crew from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The Boeing 777 is believed to have crashed in the southern Indian Ocean on March 8, 2014. However an extensive deep-sea hunt off Australia’s west coast found nothing.
The disappearance of MH370 has been a mystery. Last months, second piece of debris was found on Pemba Island off the Tanzanian coast. Experts from Australia had concluded that piece of debris, recovered from Tanzania, was found to have part numbers, date stamps and other identifiers confirming it came from the missing MH370 flight. Besides that, several pieces of debris that apparently drifted thousands of kilometres toward the African coast have been identified as definitely or probably from the missing Boeing 777. (ALSO READ: No evidence MH370 ‘debris’ exposed to fire: Australia)
Meanwhile, two Australian families will confront lawyers of Malaysia Airlines trying to reach a settlement over their loss in the mysterious disappearance of the flight MH370. Adult children of MH370 passengers Rodney and Mary Burrows, and Bob and Cathy Lawton will attend two mediation session in Sydney. Children of the two couple are now seeking in excess of the 210,000 US dollars per passenger sum payable under the Montreal Convention, based on the airline’s negligence in failing to keep track of the aircraft, reported news.com.au.
Last month, Australian analysts concluded that the analysis of the debris found in the Indian Ocean from the Mh370 showed no signs of exposure to fire. Australia is leading the operation, which includes Malaysia and China, to search for the wreckage of MH370 in an 120,000-sq. km area of the Indian Ocean off the Western Australia coast, which is expected to conclude in December.