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Friday, July 14, 2017

More MH370 Debris Found In Seychelles

VICTORIA, Seychelles - Another two pieces of debris suspected to be from the MH370 aircraft that went missing in March 2014 has been found in the Seychelles and was promptly informed to the Malaysian government.

Reuters reported that the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority (SCAA) has stated that the debris was found washed up on the shores of Farquhar by scientists who were studying birds and turtles at the aforementioned location – which makes up one of many Seychelles islands.

“The direction of flow of the sea currents make it likely that the (debris) came from the general direction where other parts (of MH370) have been found in Indian Ocean countries,” a senior SCAA official conveyed to Reuters yesterday.

The spokesman for the state agency that manages all Seychelles islands, Michael Payet, shared that the largest debris fragment was about 120 centimeters (cm) long and 30 cm wide, and believed to have been made from aluminium and carbon fiber.

“It could be part of an engine cover,” Payet opined.

Meanwhile, the CEO of SCAA, Gilbert Faure, relayed to the Seychelles News Agency that the debris have yet to be examined and emphasised that they are in no position to deduce the origins of the debris.

The Island Development Company have also underlined that the debris will remain in Farquhar for the time being – which is located more than 700 kilometres south-west of the main island, Mahe, and is in the southern most atoll of the Seychelles.

The authorities have stated via a statement that SCAA is in contact with the Malaysian authorities and they have “show an interest, and with whom we expect to work closely,” and added that the debris is in fact from an aircraft, Sun News Online reported.

Flight MH370 was carrying 239 passengers and cabin crew when it disappeared from radar during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March 2014.

Throughout the three year search, a few traces of the Boeing 777 aircraft have surfaced.

Back in January of this year, the Malaysian-led search effort – with the aid of Australia and China – was suspended after an underwater sweep of approximately120,000 square km was fruitless in locating the missing aircraft’s main body.

- Malaysian Digest

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