515 days after the mysterious disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, light has been shed on the fates of the 239 people who were aboard the plane
The plane part, believed to be a wing section, was found last week on the small French island of Reunion, east of Madagascar. Investigators flew the wreckage to Toulouse, France for an investigation.
“It is with a very heavy heart that I must tell you that an international team of experts have conclusively confirmed that the aircraft debris found on Reunion Island is indeed from MH370,” Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak told reporters August 5.
“We now have physical evidence that, as I announced on March 24 last year, flight MH370 tragically ended in the southern Indian Ocean.”
Prime Minister Razak said that the information, though sad, finally closes a case that has remained open for so long.
“The burden and uncertainty faced by the families at this time has been unspeakable,” he said. “It is my hope that this confirmation, however tragic and painful, will at least bring certainty to the family and loved ones of the 239 people on board MH370. They have our deepest sympathies and prayers.”
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