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« Reply #680 on: July 29, 2015, 01:22:41 PM »

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PHOTO: Police in Réunion Island examine debris from a jet that washed up on the island. #MH370 (@AdrianNCF)


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The airline debris found on Reunion Island was discovered on the coast of St. Andrew by trail maintenance workers.



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BREAKING NEWS: Possible parts of #MH370 have been located on Reunion Island.
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« Reply #681 on: July 29, 2015, 02:30:23 PM »

So far from the last known position and the area being searched at the present time...

http://www.wired.com/2015/07/heres-may-found-piece-mh370/

Date of Publication: 07.29.15.
Time of Publication: 1:10 pm.
That Wreckage Is Nearly 4,000 Miles From Where MH370 Was Last Seen


The arrow on the right shows the approximate last known position of MH370, the one near Madagascar shows Réunion Island, where the wreckage was found.  Google Maps
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« Reply #682 on: July 29, 2015, 02:38:51 PM »

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2015/07/29/experts-probe-wing-debris-near-madagascar-link-missing-malaysia-plane/30834623/

Experts probe wing debris near Madagascar for link to missing Malaysia plane
2:21 p.m. EDT July 29, 2015

French aviation experts will examine an aircraft wing tip – possibly a flap – and other debris found off the coast of Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, to determine a link to the disappearance of Malaysia Flight 370 two years ago, according to French authorities and local sources on the island, a French department located east of Madagascar.

French air transport officials have already opened a probe to look into the origin of the wreckage, AFP reports.

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared after taking off from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on March 8, 2014, bound for Beijing with 239 people aboard. No trace of the Boeing 777-200ER has been found, despite months of aerial and sea searches over thousands of square miles of ocean in the Pacific.

The wing section is about 9 feet long and has an identification number that will show what type of aircraft it is, the local newspaper, Journale de l'ile de la Reunion reports, quoting the transport authority in charge of the investigation.

Adjutant Christian Retournat, a member of the French Air Force in Reunion, confirmed the discovery of the debris, CNN reported.

"It is way too soon to say whether or not it is MH370. We just found the debris this morning in the coast of Saint Andre," Retournat said Wednesday, CNN reports.

The presence of numerous shells on the wing tip indicates that it has been in the water for a long period.
 
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« Reply #683 on: July 29, 2015, 02:48:50 PM »

No mention of the wing debris at this weekly update...guess it's to soon.

http://jacc.gov.au/families/operational_reports/opsearch-update-20150729.aspx

JACC
MH370 Operational Search Update—
29 July 2015


 
Key developments this week

Fugro Discovery departed the search area on 26 July, heading to the port of Fremantle for resupply. The vessel is anticipated to arrive in port on 1 August and to depart the following day.  It will then conduct approximately two days of familiarisation training for new crew members.  Following the training, the vessel will return briefly to Fremantle to complete resupply before departing for the search area.  Fugro Discovery is expected to be back in the search area around 12 August.

Fugro Equator continues to conduct search operations in the southern Indian Ocean.

Underwater search

As announced in April, the search area has been expanded beyond an original 60,000 square kilometre search area to enable up to 120,000 square kilometres to be searched if required.

Search plans were revised in April to ensure that the area can be searched as quickly and effectively as possible. The Fugro vessels have undergone winterisation to enable continuous search operations over the coming months.  The safety of the search crews, as always, remains a priority and vessels and equipment utilised will vary to reflect operational needs.

More than 55,000 square kilometres of the seafloor have been searched so far.
 
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« Reply #684 on: July 29, 2015, 05:00:54 PM »

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« Reply #685 on: July 29, 2015, 05:05:49 PM »

Is it Flight MH370? Debris found at Indian Ocean island sparks questions
Published July 29, 2015


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The debris shown in one photo, “if it is from a jetliner,” looks like a flap and not a wing, according to Jon Ostrower, the aerospace and Boeing beat reporter for The Wall Street Journal. Ostrower noted that a jet like MH370, a Boeing 777, “has a single-piece outboard and a two-piece inboard flap system.”

The extensive barnacles collected on the plane debris may indicate that it had been in the ocean for a significant period of time, according to India Today.

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« Reply #686 on: July 29, 2015, 05:47:21 PM »

Could it be that MH370 did go down off the coast of Perth, Australia and ... currents carried this piece of wreckage thousands of miles across the Indian Ocean to Reunion Island?  Think about debris from the Japan tsunami.  It is still washing up on the beaches of the west coast of the United States and Canada.

Anyways ... if this wreckage is proven to part of MH370 ... my conspiracy theory encompassing Diego Garcia is negated.  Story of my life.

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Tue Mar 17, 2015
Japanese tsunami debris still washing on U.S. shore


Debris from Japan's 2011 tsunami will continue to litter the North American coastline over the next three years, with everything from refrigerators to lumber and sports balls still floating offshore in the Pacific, an expert said on Tuesday.

About one million tons of debris was still lingering in the Pacific Ocean four years after a magnitude 9.0 earthquake, the most powerful ever recorded in Japan, set off a series of massive tsunami waves that devastated a wide swathe of Honshu's Pacific coastline and killed nearly 20,000 people.

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/17/us-usa-tsunami-debris-idUSKBN0MD2ET20150317

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« Reply #687 on: July 29, 2015, 07:35:24 PM »

Official says debris found at Indian Ocean island belongs to same type of aircraft as MH370
Published July 29, 2015


Air safety investigators have a “high degree of confidence” that the photo of aircraft debris washed up on a remote Indian Ocean island is from a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, a U.S. official told the Associated Press late Wednesday.

The disclosure fueled speculation it could be from Malaysian Air Flight MH370, which vanished in March 2014.

The official told AP investigators — including a Boeing air safety investigator — have identified the component as a "flaperon" from the trailing edge of a 777 wing.

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« Reply #688 on: July 30, 2015, 12:17:08 AM »

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/07/29/world/asia/ap-as-malaysia-missing-plane.html

Searcher Says Wing Find Won't Change MH370 Seabed Search
JULY 29, 2015, 8:01 P.M. E.D.T.

CANBERRA, Australia — The discovery of a piece of aircraft wing on an island in the western Indian Ocean is unlikely to alter the seabed search for a missing Malaysia Airlines jetliner in the southern Indian Ocean, the search leader said Thursday.

Air safety investigators are examining aircraft debris found on Reunion Island just off Madagascar to see if it is part of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that disappeared on March 8 last year.

Australian Transport Safety Bureau Chief Commissioner Martin Dolan, who heads the seabed search, said searchers' drift modelling indicated that debris could have floated to the island from where they believed the missing plane crashed 1,800 kilometers (1,100 miles) southwest of Australia.
 
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« Reply #689 on: July 30, 2015, 07:37:11 AM »

July 30, 2015 Tweets
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AirLive.net ‏@airlivenet  2h2 hours ago
ALERT French authorities say that the origin of the plane debris has not yet been identified - @Reuters  http://alerts.airlive.net

 AirLive.net ‏@airlivenet  2h2 hours ago
UPDATE Boeing 777 maintenance manual can be read on http://ift.tt/1MxCODd  (look page 235) #MH370


 AirLive.net ‏@airlivenet  3h3 hours ago
BREAKING '657BB' code found on wreckage is Boeing 777 flaperon according to manual #MH370 http://ift.tt/1MxCODd 


 AirLive.net ‏@airlivenet  3h3 hours ago
BREAKING 657-BB code found on wreckage is Boeing 777 flaperon according to manual /@Paris7Life http://ift.tt/1MxCODd 


 AirLive.net ‏@airlivenet  3h3 hours ago
ALERT Map from one year ago predicts #MH370 wreckage would arrive in LaReunion (@DailyMailAU) http://ift.tt/1MxCODd 


 AirLive.net ‏@airlivenet  3h3 hours ago
ALERT Photo: Suitcase found on Reunion island, where aircraft debris was found - @linfore  http://alerts.airlive.net

 AirLive.net ‏@airlivenet  3h3 hours ago
ALERT A suitcase has been found in the same place that aircraft debris was discovered on Reunion island - @linfore  http://alerts.airlive.net

 AirLive.net ‏@airlivenet  3h3 hours ago
BREAKING A suitcase has been found in the same place that debris (Réunion1ère) http://ift.tt/1MxCODd  #MH370
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« Reply #690 on: July 30, 2015, 08:46:25 AM »

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LIVE French authorities helicopter over found debris area http://ft.tt/1MxCODd  #MH370 (@OuissemGombra)


AirLive.net ‏@airlivenet  32m32 minutes ago
BREAKING Photo of the serial number found on plane debris: '657-BB' http://ift.tt/1MxCODd  #MH370 (@Clicanoore)

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« Reply #691 on: July 30, 2015, 08:50:35 AM »

It would seem to me if the serial number on the aircraft piece found on Reunion Island is unique to an aircraft, it should be fairly easy to say whether the piece is or is not from the missing plane from flight MH370.   
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« Reply #692 on: July 30, 2015, 08:54:24 AM »

It would seem to me if the serial number on the aircraft piece found on Reunion Island is unique to an aircraft, it should be fairly easy to say whether the piece is or is not from the missing plane from flight MH370.   

Please let me add after all this time and considering what's at stake, authorities should take their time and make certain of the discoveries.  My heart goes out to the families and friends of Flight MH370.  They have been through so much for so long.  I hope they will have the answers they need.   
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« Reply #693 on: July 30, 2015, 09:03:16 AM »

http://www.economist.com/blogs/gulliver/2015/07/flight-mh370
Discovery in Réunion: A wing and a prayer for Malaysia Airlines breakthrough
July 30, 2015

 
A flaperon—a two metre part of a plane’s wing—has washed up on Réunion island, a French overseas department in the Indian Ocean. Ministers in Malaysia and Australia, which has been leading the search for the plane, intimated that it is likely the part came from the missing Boeing 777. As Reuters reports, “there have been four serious accidents involving 777s in the 20 years since the widebody jet came into service. Only MH370 is thought to have crashed south of the equator.” In any case, aeroplane parts have serial numbers that not only match it to a particular aircraft type, but also allow for its service history to be traced. That should be enough to link it to a specific plane, so final confirmation should be swift.
Réunion is some 2,500 miles east of where the main focus of the search has been taking place (see map). However, strong currents in the Indian Ocean and the length of time since the plane disappeared mean there is every chance that it could have drifted for so many miles. Attempts will be made to reverse-track the journey of the flaperon by looking at historic ocean currents. Still, this is likely to prove a difficult and imprecise exercise. Barnacles attached to the wing-part may also give some rough clues as to where it has drifted from.

The piece of wreckage is to be taken to Toulouse in France, where air-accident investigators will examine it more closely. It is possible that they may be able to discern the force with which MH370 hit the water, and thus whether search teams are looking for a plane that is largely intact, or one that broke into pieces on impact. If it is the latter, chances are that the hunt will remain forever fruitless. Even if it is former, given the vast depths of the ocean and the expanse of the search area, the odds of ever finding the plane may not be much better.
 
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« Reply #694 on: July 30, 2015, 09:16:28 AM »

MH370 search: Suitcase found close to wreckage washed up on Reunion island
30 JULY 2015


A suitcase was found by workers on a Reunion beach - close to the site where an aircraft part believed to be from missing flight MH370 was discovered.

Johnny Begue, the head of a cleaning team, found the aircraft debris that looks increasingly likely to be from the Malaysia Airlines flight that has been missing since March 8, 2014.

This morning, he again went to the scene and found the remains of a suitcase on wheels, in the same area as the aircraft debris, reports Le Journal de la Reunion.

The small rusty suitcase was locked with a padlock. It was taken away by police.

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« Reply #695 on: July 30, 2015, 09:17:30 AM »

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/missing-jet/mh370-search-reunion-island-scoured-clues-after-debris-washes-ashore-n400836
MH370 Search: Reunion Island Scoured for Clues After Debris Washes Ashore
July 30, 2015

An air, land and sea search was launched on an island in the Indian Ocean Thursday after the discovery of an airplane fragment that is being viewed as a "major lead" in the hunt for missing Flight MH370.

Boats scoured waters about 200 yards off Reunion Island as helicopters flew overhead the French territory, which is east of Madagascar off the southern tip of Africa.

The barnacle-covered part was found by a crew cleaning the coastline on Wednesday.

Boeing investigators have looked at photos of the fragment and say that they believe it is from one of their 777s, sources told NBC News. It appears to be a piece of a flap from a wing. There is only one such aircraft missing in the world right now — Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

Local media also reported Thursday that the remains of a suitcase had also been found in the same area where the debris was recovered. Officials did not immediately comment on the reports.

"This is obviously a very significant development," Australian Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss told a news conference in Sydney early Thursday.

Truss said a "piece of debris could've floated a long, long way in 16 months" — the period since the Malaysia Airlines jet vanished.

"It's the first real evidence that there is a possibility that a part of the aircraft may have been found. It's too early to make that judgment, but clearly we are treating this as a major lead," the deputy prime minister said. "It is credible that wreckage from the search area could've reached Reunion Island."

The plane wreckage is roughly 6.5 feet to 8 feet in length, according to photographs. It appeared fairly intact and did not have visible burn marks or signs of impact.

Truss told reporters that a number stamped on the piece of debris would help to identify it.

BEA, the French counterpart to the National Transportation Safety Board, said that it could not officially confirm yet that it was from a Boeing 777.

However, Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak also said Thursday that the plane debris was "very likely" from a Boeing 777. He said it would be shipped to Toulouse where French authorities would determine whether it came from MH370.

"The location is consistent with the drift analysis provided to the Malaysian investigation team, which showed a route from the southern Indian Ocean to Africa," Najib said in a statement.

Earlier, Malaysia's deputy transport minister told Reuters it would take about two days to verify if the piece was from MH370.

The Malaysian jet was carrying 239 people when it disappeared about an hour into its journey from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing, China, on March 8 last year.

Search efforts led by Australia have focused on a broad expanse of the southern Indian Ocean off Australia, roughly 2,300 miles from Reunion Island.

Professor Charitha Pattiaratchi, of the University of Western Australia Oceans Institute, told APTN that finding a piece of the debris on Reunion was "entirely consistent with current patterns in the Southern Indian Ocean to be originated from the area that they're doing the current search for the wreckage."

He added: "It would not surprise me if more debris will be washing up in that part of the region in the coming weeks."

 
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« Reply #696 on: July 30, 2015, 09:24:49 AM »

Thanks for the updates Muffy.

Off to a family gathering at the home of my brother and sister-in-law.  I will check in later tonight.

Janet


You're welcome, Janet.  It may be a couple of days before authorities can verify if the piece was from Flight MH370.

http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/missing-jet/mh370-search-reunion-island-scoured-clues-after-debris-washes-ashore-n400836
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« Reply #697 on: July 30, 2015, 09:25:05 AM »

MH370: Boeing officials think Reunion debris could be from 777, source says
July 30, 2015


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Drift possibilities

The head of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, the agency tasked by Malaysia with leading the search for MH370, said the piece of debris is "not inconsistent" with drift modeling done by Australian authorities.

"If there was something from MH370 it could have reached Reunion Island from the area we're covering," said ATSB Chief Commissioner Martin Dolan. "It's not inconsistent with the drift modeling we've done. It's not inconsistent with the search area we're covering."

Dolan would not say how likely it was that any debris would move in a westerly direction.

"There's a range of possibilities," he said. "It's not an exact science." Dolan said surface currents, wind direction and how high an object was floating in the water might all play a role.

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« Reply #698 on: July 30, 2015, 09:30:03 AM »

Muffy

It does appear there will at least be a measure of closure for the families of the passengers and crew.

I hope you are having a good summer.

Janet
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« Reply #699 on: July 30, 2015, 10:38:58 AM »

July 30, 2015 Tweets
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UPDATE #MH370 A dozen of Malaysian experts just arrived at La Réunion Island http://ift.tt/1MxCODd

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ALERT Local official confirms air, sea and ground search for possible MH370 debris off Reunion island - @NBCNews  http://alerts.airlive.net

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ALERT French officials confirm plane part found in Reunion will be flown back to France for investigation - @NBCNews  http://alerts.airlive.net

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