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MH370 Flight Mystery: Relatives Of Crash Victims Handover Debris Of Doomed Jet To Government

The five new pieces of debris were found washed up on a beach

The MH370 flight mystery might be near to getting solved as relatives of people, who were on board Malaysia Airlines flight that mysteriously disappeared four years ago, have handed over new debris believed to be from the ill-fated plane to the Malaysian government. The five new pieces of debris were found washed up on a beach.

The debris was officially handed over to the government at a press conference at the Malaysian Ministry of Transport’s headquarters in Putrajaya on Friday, reported The Telegraph.

The MH370 flight went missing as it flew from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014, with 239 people on board. The flight’s disappearance sparked a mystery all over the world. Notably, even a multimillion-dollar search yielded no clues after four years of the probe. An official 495-page report, which was released in July this year following a lengthy investigation, gave no new clues about why and how the plane disappeared.

Grace Subathirai Nathan, the daughter of Anne Daisy who was on the doomed jet, said the pieces of debris, including a floor panel of a Boeing aircraft,  were found between December 2016 and August 2018, adding that the newly found debris believed to be of the MH370 flight offers a fresh ray of hope to all the relatives.

“The fact that debris is still washing up now means that the investigation should still be live,” Grace said. “It shouldn’t be closed.”

Grace’s father V.R. Nathan added the items were discovered by fishermen and that one piece of the debris even has part of a label which is still readable.

“We want the government to continue searching for these debris and piece them together like a jigsaw puzzle so that we can get some clue as to what happened to the plane,” Mr. Nathan said.

Malaysia’s Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook said the government will immediately verify the items found. He said the government would consider resuming a search if provided with credible leads.

Caroline Finnegan

A professionnal journalist for the past ten years, I cover global news and economic affairs for The Chief Observer.

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