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Looks like wreckage from MH370 has been found

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Off the coast of Madagascar, large aircraft parts have been recovered and I am not aware of any other flights of large airliners that have gone down in the area recently. Corrosion and build up is minimal. Still a bit early, but clearly looks like a 777 flap assembly to me. Lets just hope this can bring some families closure. 

 

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http://news.yahoo.com/mysterious-plane-wreckage-sparks-mh370-speculation-164923155.html

 

http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/29/africa/mh370-debris-investigation/index.html

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The Indian Ocean currents would certainly put push debris towards Madagascar.

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Lets not be too hasty.  There have been other aircraft accidents in the past, as one of the articles I read states.  I think we all would like it to be the wreckage of MH370 so as to put the mystery to rest.  If it indeed is the wreckage of MH370, then at least search teams have a better idea of where to find the rest of the aircraft, and of course IF the rest of the aircraft flowed along the underwater current's path, which is rather large.  Heavier pieces of debris may still be at the impact sight and that could be hundreds of miles away.  Definitely a challenge but I like to look at it as breadcrumbs for the search.

 

-Jim

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More reports are saying that it is likely a 777 flap, but I won't judge from a photograph, it needs serial numbers to match, etc.

 

However seeing as their has only been 5 hull loses of 777's and 3 of 5 happened at airports EGLL, HECA and KSFO, one over Ukraine and one unknown then it is safe to say that their is only one set of 777 flaps not accounted for somewhere out there. This seems quite probable at this point.

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However seeing as there has only been 5 hull loses of 777's and 3 of 5 happened at airports EGLL, HECA and KSFO, one over Ukraine and one unknown then it is safe to say that there is only one set of 777 flaps not accounted for somewhere out there. This seems quite probable at this point.

 

Exactly. We can count on 1 hand how many of these planes have been lost, and only 1 has been over water or even remotely close to this location. Also, look at this cross section again, which is from the opposite side, you can flaperon hinge end point on the actual flap assembly that is identical to the wreckage found.

 

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Lastly, take a look at the currents that occur in the Indian ocean and it is very consistent with this wreckage showing up on these shores.

 

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Yeah to my knowledge, there's only one set of 777 parts floating in the ocean right now...

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Appears to be the 777 but they will need to find the black boxes to find out what happened. I think it's still a needle in a haystack. Those currents around the island are making me dizzy....

 

Best regards,

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Appears to be the 777 but they will need to find the black boxes to find out what happened. I think it's still a needle in a haystack. Those currents around the island are making me dizzy....

 

Best regards,

 

I agree Jim, but I doubt the boxes will be found any time soon if at all, but at least we know the plane wasn't part of any of the distressing conspiracies people have burdened the families with. 

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Glad and a bit sad since its going to bring back the grieving for the families. I remember when the Air France jet was found, a lot of the families wanted the dead to remain where they were

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*Update* from http://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2015/jul/30/mh370-possible-breakthrough-debris-found-reunion-island

 

A mechanic from the Réunion-based airline Air Austral told local journalists he had studied the debris with French military officials and concluded with 99.9% certainty that it originated from a Boeing 777.

He said the debris was stamped with 657-BB, a number that could be used to identify a part and the plane to which it belonged.

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But if they can find the wreck with some recorders... is it possible that datas can be read?

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We are putting the cart before the horse.  They did not find the aircraft, the aircraft could still be anywhere in thousands of thousands of miles of water.  Hopefully this piece can help them backtrack currents but it is a very big leap from finding a piece to finding the plane.  No doubt it is a positive start though!

 

I have also heard from "experts" who have weighed in that it does not look like it was sheared off in a high velocity crash...  

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It looks like the flaps were probably extended at impact, from the tearing at the trailing edge.

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It looks like the flaps were probably extended at impact, from the tearing at the trailing edge.

Possibly, more likely it is wear and tear from the piece being carried along the ocean floor, hitting or scraping coral and rock.  This will be a forensic challenge to say the least.

 

-Jim

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Ive heard it charred, and will be tested in France. I personally think that its in the middle or somewhere to the east of AFRICA. Plus im not putting the currents into prospective.

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Possibly, more likely it is wear and tear from the piece being carried along the ocean floor, hitting or scraping coral and rock. This will be a forensic challenge to say the least.

 

-Jim

Possibly, but there isn't any evidence of that kind of damage on the other three edges. Unless there is a particulat reason for just that edge to be favored in the beating and scraping provided by the elements. The tearing is only along the entire trailing edge which would have contacted the water first if extended, until the surface is torn off.

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in the next 72 hours we shall find out if it happens to be part of a 777. 

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Thought it  was already confirmed  its from a 777

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No government agency or Boeing has actually made a confirmation announcement yet since they probably haven't gotten their hands on it yet. It's confirmed as far as the media and the internet is concerned. But the identiplate also appears to be interestingly missing.

 

Having said that, there is little chance at this point that it is not the right flaperon from MH370. Looking at that piece just deepens the mystery further. To me, it shows signs that it was extended into the landing position at the moment of contact with water. Which means a conscious person was at the controls at that moment and this person did not have the intention of dying at that moment.

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Thought I read some  where  they matched  the serial number  to a  777

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No serial number has been announced. Just a stenciled part number that matches to the 777.

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Thx  kevin  but  doesn't  that mean  it  came  from a 777,  so  all we waiting  now  its  the actual  confirmation   that's its  from MH370  and  not  from some  other  777

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Yes, as far as the media and the internet is concerned.

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No government agency or Boeing has actually made a confirmation announcement yet since they probably haven't gotten their hands on it yet. It's confirmed as far as the media and the internet is concerned. But the identiplate also appears to be interestingly missing.

 

Having said that, there is little chance at this point that it is not the right flaperon from MH370. Looking at that piece just deepens the mystery further. To me, it shows signs that it was extended into the landing position at the moment of contact with water. Which means a conscious person was at the controls at that moment and this person did not have the intention of dying at that moment.

actually if someone was in the control of the plane in a landing position, then they took the water emergency landing procedure. They might of been blind of where the water was so they might of hit a little to hard to the point of where the plane broke up and nobody survived(which is probably what happned)

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Thx  kevin  but  doesn't  that mean  it  came  from a 777,  so  all we waiting  now  its  the actual  confirmation   that's its  from MH370  and  not  from some  other  777

 

It is confirmed. http://news.yahoo.com/australia-increasingly-confident-debris-mh370-search-chief-031717894.html

 

"From the part number, it is confirmed that it is from a Boeing 777 aircraft. This information is from MAS (Malaysia Airlines),"  Malaysia's deputy transport minister Abdul Aziz Kaprawi told AFP

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