The Tragedy Of Flight MH370
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The Tragedy Of Flight MH370

New found debris could answer questions, but still frustrates the families of the victims.

The Tragedy Of Flight MH370
The Star

Since disappearing almost a year and a half ago there have been countless theories on what happened to Flight MH370 — the plane carrying 239 passengers that lost contact flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The flight in question has generated much controversy especially when people say that we can find a lost iPhone but not a lost plane.

Some theories are as simple as a crash in the ocean to as far-fetched as an alien abduction. But in the past week discoveries of debris from the flight have been gaining a lot of media attention. According to ABC News, a piece that washed up on the Island of Reunion is called a flaperon. It is a part of the wing of a Boeing 777 and was confirmed by Malaysia officials that it indeed was part of the missing plane.

Before this announcement was made, French officials had shipped the piece for observation to determine if it was absolutely from the Malaysian plane. According to NBC News, while the Malaysian government confirmed the investigations, a prosecutor in France has stated that French investigators could presume that there was a strong connection, but did not confirm anything.

Some of the victims families have spoken out stating that they do not believe the debris found is from the missing plane. According to The Guardian, a wife whose husband was on the flight, said that she does not "believe that they have found it. It’s been more than a year. If they were able to find it they would have already found it. Why now and why just a small piece of debris?” One mother went so far as to say that there have been so many lies told and that she believe her "daughter is out there, but they won't tell us the truth." Some family members even want to travel to the island where the wreckage was discovered, according to Newsweek.

There are still a lot of questions to be answered about what exactly happened to the plane and hopefully some peace and answers for the families of the victims will come soon.

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