Debris Found in Mozambique Likely From Missing Flight MH370; Plane's Recovery Expected By July
Apr 29, 2016 04:18 AM EDT
Two parts of a plane has been recovered off the coast of Mozambique. Experts believe that this debris was part of the ill-fated Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370.
As reported by The Week, the head of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, Martin Dolan, said there is a possibility that the plane will be found by July. He added that the bureau has already covered three-quarters of the search area; and since they haven't found the aircraft in those areas, that increases the likelihood that it's in the areas they haven't searched yet.
The debris that was found at the coast of Mozambique was a tailplane and a wing flap which is a part of a Boeing 777 and researchers believe it to be part of the Flight MH370. Further scrutiny of the debris strengthened the investigators assumptions that it is really a part of the missing plane. Investigators used a unique stenciling method in order to identify the parts. The two parts were found 130 miles apart from each other as per Master Herald.
As reported by the Business Standard, Australia's Transport Minister, Darren Chester, said this link proved that both pieces from the horizontal stabilizer and the wing were from the missing Boeing 777 which went missing on March 8, 2014, carrying 239 passengers.
The plane's last air traffic control contact was less than an hour from its take off at Kuala Lumpur going to China. Investigators and aviators are still determining the final hours of the plane before it went off the radar last March 8, 2014. The military radar suggests that the plane deviated from its flight plan before going out of the radar. Investigators then assumed that the plane went down in the area of the Indian Ocean.
The theory of a pilot hypoxia is very much possible according to Australian authorities. This is the condition wherein the pilot loses consciousness due to lack of oxygen that could have resulted to the crashing of the plane.