Has the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 finally been solved?
On Wednesday, airplane debris resembling a Boeing 777 was found off the coast of Reunion island, a land mass located in the West Indian Ocean. Reunion Island is controlled by France, and members of the French air force are inspecting the wreckage.
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Based off initial observations, officials strongly believe the debris belongs to MH370, which disappeared with 239 souls aboard in March 2014. The disappearance drew world wide attention after the aircraft seemingly vanished from earth — extensive searches yielded absolutely no evidence. From terrorism to mechanical failure, conspiracy theories have been rampant.
If the wreckage is indeed a Boeing 777, it's safe to assume this is the missing plane considering there's no other aircraft at that size currently missing.
The Malaysian Minister of Transportation, Liow Tiong Lai, said of the investigation:
"We need to verify. We have wreckage found that needs to be further verified before we can further confirm if it belongs to MH370. So we have dispatched a team to investigate on these issues and we hope that we can identify it as soon as possible."
We hope they reach their conclusion sooner than later! We bet the families of the passengers are desperate to receive answers.
So, do YOU think this is the missing plane?
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