Will the mystery finally be solved?
Apparent airplane debris found off the coast of Reunion island, a French department in the western Indian Ocean, is being examined to see if it is connected to the 2014 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a member of the French air force in Reunion said Wednesday.
He said the debris — what appears to be a wing flap — has been taken to the island, located about 380 nautical miles off the coast of Madagascar.
Making the determination should be “very simple” because the serial numbers riveted to numerous parts of the plane can be linked to not only the plane’s model, but the exact aircraft, said CNN aviation analyst Les Abend, who flew 777s during his 30 years as a pilot.
It’s too soon to say for sure if these pieces are from the March 2014 crash.
Not sure why Wired contacted TIGHAR to discuss plane recovery since they’ve been claiming they’ve found Amelia Earhart’s plane more times than I can count (and haven’t). I would guess Gillespie makes himself readily available in order to plug his own projects, which is what this piece seems to be.
Regardless, we can’t get hopes up yet. The debris is 4000 miles away from the expected location. But stranger things have happened. The problem is: this may create more questions than answers. We’ll have to see.