Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Debris found on Tanzania's Pemba Island is from Boeing 777

Tanzanian aviation experts said on Monday a piece of an aircraft wing found last week on Pemba Island off Tanzania's coast was of a Boeing 777 but were hesitant to confirm that it belonged to the missing Malaysia Airlines'Boeing 777-200 ER Flight MH370.

Reports said last week that a new piece of debris was found on Pemba Island, linking it to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Flight MH370 disappeared in March 2014 with 239 passengers and crew on board shortly after taking off from the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing.

Hamza Johari, Director General for Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA), said investigations by TCAA experts found that it was a piece of wing from a Boeing 777.

"But it is too early to link the piece of wing found on Pemba Island to the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 which was also a Boeing 777," he told Xinhua by phone.

"We are also puzzled because no such plane has been reported missing in Tanzania and the entire east African region," said Johari...
 [Xinhua -china.org.cn]

1 comment :

  1. The search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 will be suspended rather than shut down if the plane is not found in the current search area, officials say...

    China, Malaysia and Australia had previously agreed to end the search in the southern Indian Ocean if no "credible new information" was found.

    The plane, with 239 passengers and crew, disappeared in March 2014.

    Many of their relatives have long pleaded with authorities for the search to continue until the plane is found.

    The announcement came after a meeting of ministers from the three countries in Malaysia in which they acknowledged that with less than 10,000 square kilometres of the search area remaining "the likelihood of finding the aircraft is fading".

    Almost 180m Australian dollars ($135m, £101m) has been spent on the search so far, making it the most expensive in aviation history...


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