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Flaperon Has Been Confirmed To Be From Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

August 6, 2015 - It has been confirmed that the flaperon (a type of aircraft control surface that combines aspects of both flaps and ailerons) which washed up onshore the French island of Reunion Island, in the Indian Ocean on July 29th is indeed from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 was a scheduled international passenger flight that disappeared on March 8, 2014, while flying from Kuala Lumpur International Airport near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, China.

This has been confirmed jointly today by the French aviation authorities (BEA), the Malaysian Investigation Team, Technical Representative from PRC and Australian Transportation Safety Bureau (ATSB) in Toulouse, France and subsequently announced by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak.


Flight MH370 was bound for Beijing with 239 people aboard, its disappearance has conjured up a number of theory's from the pilot flying the aircraft into the water, to the aircraft landed at an unknown location to it was blown up in the sky. With the surfacing of the flaperon, it's a major breakthrough in resolving the disappearance of MH370.

It is hoped that the condition of the flaperon and the sea life growth that is attached to it will help investigators learn how the aircraft came down and the location of the crash. It is hoped that more objects will wash up onshore that will further fill in the blanks as to what brought down Flight MH370 and the crash site.

In a statement Malaysia Airlines said, Family members of passengers and crew have already been informed and we extend our deepest sympathies to those affected...... Moving forward, Malaysia Airlines’ priority will continue to provide latest updates and information to the families and will fully cooperate with the relevant authorities on the investigation and recovery of this tragic accident.


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