There's A Good News About The Missing MH370, But With It Also Comes A Very Bad News
31 months later, a rapidly thinning fog of hope with no clue about what really happened.
Today, 8 October, it has been 2 years and 7 months (945 days to be exact) since the MH370 vanished from the sky on 8 March 2014
Since the time of its mysterious disappearance, the search for the flight has continued, resulting in almost no substantial discovery
Over the course of the duration, searchers first scoured hundreds of thousands of square miles of the southern Indian Ocean from the air, then ships fitted with deep water sonar equipment swept nearly 43,000 square miles of the seafloor along a remote, narrow arc of water off Australia's west coast. But no debris was found.
However, according to latest reports, a piece of plane wing found in Mauritius in May this year has now been confirmed to be from MH370, making it the third piece of debris to be officially confirmed
Yesterday, 7 October, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai, while confirming that the piece of debris recovered from Mauritius belongs to MH370, said, "This marks the latest piece of debris that has been examined, analysed and confirmed to have originated from MH370, following the confirmation of the Tanzania debris last month."
The other two debris found, one of which was identified in September, was discovered in late June, washed up on the Tanzanian island of Pemba.
And the first confirmed piece of debris from MH370 was found in July 2015 on the French island of Réunion, both off the east coast of Africa.
That being the good news that comes just 3 months before the search crews are expected to finish their sweep of the 120,000 square kilometres search zone in the Indian Ocean by December
But with it comes a very bad news: none of the confirmed debris is enough to help the authorities refine the search area for MH370
While it is the third piece of debris to be definitively linked to MH370, according to Australia's Transport Minister Darren Chester, "it does not, however, provide information that can be used to determine a specific location of the aircraft."
Meaning, come December, the search for the missing Mh370 would be suspended.
In July this year, Malaysia, Australia and China said that the USD160 million hunt will be suspended once the current stretch of ocean is exhausted unless new evidence emerges that would pinpoint a specific location of the aircraft.
To wrap up, 31 months later, and after spending hundreds of millions, we still have no clue about what really happened to MH370, which disappeared after taking off from KL on an overnight flight to Beijing with 227 passengers and 12 crew members onboard