The wreckage of the plane, discovered in April of this year on the island of Mauritius in the southwestern Indian ocean, belongs to the Malaysian Boeing 777 airliner (flight MH370) that went missing in March 2014. On Friday, 7 October, said Minister of transport Malaysia LIOU Tiong Lai with reference to data of experts of the Australian office of transport security (ATSB), reports Reuters.
According to him, the fragment is of the rear edge of the wing of the missing plane. Was previously identified two other chip Malaysian Airliners, one of them was discovered in July 2015 on the French island of reunion, and the other in June 2016 on the island of Pemba off the coast of Tanzania in East Africa. In September, Malaysian authorities confirmed that they found off the coast of Tanzania, the fragment of the wing of the plane belongs to the missing Malaysian airliner MH370.
Belonging to Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 performing flight MH370 on route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on the night of 7 to 8 March 2014. On Board were 227 passengers and 12 crew members. About two hours after departure communication with the airliner was lost. In January last year, Malaysian authorities acknowledged that the plane crashed and all on Board were 239 people died.
It is assumed that the plane crashed in the southern Indian ocean. In July, the search operation in the area was suspended. Mysteriously disappeared ship and failed to find.