Malaysian authorities have officially ended their investigation into the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. Unfortunately, the four-year search for the missing plane and the 239 souls that vanished along with it has failed to uncover the cause of the aircraft’s disappearance, who might have been responsible for the event, or even the final resting place of the doomed airliner.
New evidence has been released that implies that the captain of the Boeing-777 airliner from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 deliberately crashed the aircraft, killing all 239 passengers and crew. MH370 disappeared under mysterious circumstances on 8 March 2014, while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Following an extensive 2-year search, only a handful of parts of the plane have been found, offering few clues as to how and why the plane and its passengers disappeared.
New York Magazine obtained confidential documents from the Malaysian police investigation regarding captain Zaharie Ahmad Shah’s home computer flight simulator.
A fragment of the wing of a Boeing 777 has washed up on Reunion Island 580 miles southeast of Madagascar. The part, a wing element called a flaperon, was found thousands of miles from where Indonesian Airlines Flight 370 was believed to have crashed in the ocean after disappearing on March 18, 2014. But is this enough to determine whether or not it is from that airplane, and if so, if the plane did indeed crash? As yet, while there is high confidence that the part is from a 777, there is no certain evidence that it’s from Flight 370.
On March 31, 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared. Incredibly, over a year later, it has not yet been found. The plane, a Boeing 777 with 239 passengers and crew aboard, was enroute from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing when it made a sudden turn, flew on for hours, then disappeared. At present, the only search being conducted is taking place in the southern Indian Ocean where officials are confident that the plane will be found. There are 10 possible debris fields remaining to be explored before the Austral winter, which starts in May, will make navigation too hazardous to continue the search.