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It’s the bittersweet news that we world has been waiting to hear and this morning, it has been confirmed that the wing object found off the coast of Reunion Island was in fact from a Boeing 777.

The only known missing Boeing 777 is the MH370, which disappeared without a trace on March 8 last year.

“From the part number, it is confirmed that it is from a Boeing 777 aircraft. This information is from MAS (Malaysia Airlines). They have informed me,” deputy transport minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi said, the ABC reports.

The two-metre-long piece of wreckage, known as a flaperon, was on Wednesday and sparked speculation that we may finally know what happened on that fateful flight.


Mr Abdul said the piece of wreckage moved investigators “close to solving the mystery of MH370”.

“This could be the convincing evidence that MH370 went down in the Indian Ocean,” he said.

The part will be taken to Toulouse in France to be analysed, and then searches may move towards the area.

It’s still hard to comprehend what may have happened to the 239 passengers and crew, including 28 Australians, but now we may be close to finding out.

Share your thoughts today. Tell us, did you have a feeling it might have been MH370? Should Australia ramp up their search efforts? 



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  1. Sadly it will never really be solved until they find that black box, yes it looks like the plane is at the bottom of the ocean, that should give the families some small amount of closure, I am sure many of them were hoping they were still alive somewhere but it will always be a mystery as to what actually happened until that plane is found

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    • Hopefully, Libbi, assuming this to be from MH370, it will put to rest all those ridiculous conspiracy theories that must be a source of continuing concern and pain to the families of the missing. (I note that one of the conspiracy theorists has an entry below, too.) The search might eventually locate the DFDR and CVR to tell the complete story. In the meantime, may they all RIP.

    • Maybe Libbi, but even if they recover the black boxes, there is no guarantee that the data will be recoverable. As for the conspiracy theorists, well, obviously somebody ripped off the flap and dumped it on the beach, to make it look like the plane crashed in the ocean… somebody will always think up some story, instead of the obvious! 😎

  2. As it was the only aircraft of that size that had disappeared it was fairly conclusive that it had to belong to MH 370. Let’s all hope they can now find the resting place of the remains of the aircraft.

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  3. In one word, no. I think the Abbott government has spent enough taxpayer’s money on a search for a needle in the haystack. And I mean big money!

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    • May seem harsh words Wendy, but I’m a realist. The loved ones are gone, probably never to be found, just like many other aircrash and indeed war victims before them. No amount of searching will bring them back. They need to accept and cherish their memories.

    • This plane may be in water thousand of feet or miles deep, even if they find it, they may never be able to reach it

    • Are other countries contributing to the cost of the search? It should not be Australia’s responsibility – we need answers, but I hope this cost is being shared.

    • You will find that other countries are putting in money as well. Maybe I’m selfish but if I had any rels on board I would be fighting tooth and nail to find them

    • I think Australia has payed somewhere near the $100 million so far and the plane has not been found yet

    • The cost of a search should be primarily the responsibility of the country that owns the aircraft, with some help from other countries if they feel disposed to assist.

    • I have to agree.
      Australia has spent a lot of money and used valuable resources to find this plane. In my opinion it really is the responsibility of Malaysia to continue the search.
      Only Australia and Indonesia have contributed to the search and Australia ‘s contribution has been far more than that of Indonesia.
      Finding the black box will not change the outcome.

    • go out jump in your car and go tell the relatives of these lost people that you will not help them get answers then go home and think about your attitude if it was your relatives ..

    • No it said in today’s paper that China wasn’t putting any money in for the search. Then again, they don’t seem to put as much value on human life as we do.

    • Wendy – Bugger! When the plane first disappeared, China did send planes and ships but I guess they’ve all gone home. And taken their financial input with them. Shame. A bit of co-operation never hurt anybody.

    • You would think China would contribute more as they had the highest number of nationals on this flight. Seems totally unfair that Australia is bearing the brunt of the costs involved.

    • I dont think this Govt should spend another $ searching, as sad as it is for all concerned it is still a needle in a haystack search area and unless more comes ashore on Reunion it could have floated in from anywhere on the tides….

    • It is sad. But yis a big ocean and do very deep. And where wreckage appears not likely to be gound where the plane originally dived into the sea. More money is not practical at all. Time to move on. I feel for those families of the plane passengers. But comes a time when enough is enough.

  4. They certainly should. I really feel for the families who had parents, sister,brothers etc on that plane and have no idea what happened to them. As the wife of the husband who was on the plane she has been hoping that he was still alive somewhere. If they find them at least she can have closure without spending the rest of her life, wondering

  5. Hopefully this will assist them in finding the plane and ultimately the recorded information that will confirm the circumstances of the crash. My heart goes out to the families who have held on to the hope of their loved ones still being alive somewhere. At least this will bring some closure.

  6. There’s finally an answer, they’re not alive somewhere..and the sad reality is the gov could spend billions and still never find or be able to retrieve the wreckage…I may sound harsh, but I feel the money could be better spent on the living..

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    • The main purpose of the current search is to locate the wreckage, once all possibility of survivors is past. This is to find out what went wrong with the aircraft and so protect many thousands of future passengers lives, including possibly your own. This goal is worth any amount of money.

    • I understand your feellings, Sue Allen, but maybe it is time to look at the bigger picture. The Indian Ocean is a huge place with currents that go in all directions. If this piece is in fact from MH370 it surely indicates that the currents have carried it quite a distance. Maybe it is time to call off the search – it could go on for years and years before, if ever, the wreckage is found. And I know what I”m talking about – my sister was lost at sea in a yachting incident, part of the wreckage was found ages later, thousands of kms from the search area, because of the prevailing currents. We realised, at a certain point, that there was no sensible reason to continue the search and I think the MH370 search has also to be stopped soon and the inevitable accepted.

    • which at this point Trevor, seems highly unlikely will ever be found..i believe there is a plethora of data on causes plane crashes etc..i think it’s more about trying to find out who to blame..

    • Many thousands fly on Boeing 777 aircraft every day, every one of them is in danger of losing their life if this particular crash is due to some hidden fault in the planes design or operation. Crashes of other makes of aircraft bear no relationship. If it was primarily about blame then Boeing would be leading the search effort, but you will notice they are conspicuous by their absence.

    • if that was the case wouldn’t Boeing be leading the search to find out why one of their planes went down?

  7. It is obviously part of an aircraft wing, so as there have been no reports of other planes losing bits, the likely answer is there.
    Must be very hard for those who had relatives on board.

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