His suggestion that it’s possible for a plane of that size to float for a while before sinking was proved by US Airways Flight 1549 that landed on the Hudson River in 2009, and remained above water for long enough for all 155 passengers and crew aboard to be evacuated.
But Martin Dolan, chief commissioner of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), the agency leading the search, said that the ATSB was working on the assumption that the wing part was linked to MH370. Family members in China say they want to be taken to the island of Reunion.
Police carry a piece of debris from an unidentified aircraft, now believed to be of flight MH370, in the coastal area of Saint-Andre de la Reunion, in the east of the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, on July 29, 2015.
France is adding airplanes, helicopters and ships, including French Marine units, to its search for the remains of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, the government in Paris reported Friday. They have struggled with a desire for closure while holding onto slim hopes that those on...
Angry relatives of Chinese passengers aboard a Malaysia Airlines plane missing for more than a year clashed with police in Beijing on Friday as French officials extended the search for debris on remote Indian Ocean island beaches.
“Today, 515 days since the plane disappeared, it is with a heavy heart that I must tell you that an global team of experts have conclusively confirmed that the aircraft debris found on Reunion Island is indeed from MH370″, Najib said in a televised address.