Missing plane mystery continues

Kuala Lumpur: Debris recovered from the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius was that of the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH 370, Malaysian official confirmed on Friday.

After examining the composite debris, experts from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) concluded that the debris originated from the missing Boeing 777 aircraft, news reports quoted Malaysia’s Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai as saying.

Debris from MH370 has also been recovered on the French island of Reunion and off the coast of Tanzania but the main wreckage or flight data recorders have not yet been found. The commercial jet was flying from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing when it veered off course and disappeared on March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board.

More than 110,000 sq km of the seafloor have been searched so far for clues to or debris of the missing jetliner.

The governments of Malaysia, Australia and China announced in July that search operations would be suspended if no new evidences emerge upon completion of the 120,000 sq km search area in the southern Indian Ocean, where the flight has presumably ended its journey.

However, search is continuing to locate most critical parts like flight data recorder to know exact reasons for the sudden disappearance of the flight.

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