MH370 abruptly lost contact with the ground crew and shifted course in the early hours of March 8, 2014, and the search has been going on ever since. The plane had 239 people on board, and prompted a massive international search with few results.
Debris found could belong to missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370:
Najib Razak, the prime minister of Malaysia, said in a statement: “On 8 March 2014, flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing disappeared. The days, weeks, and months that followed have been a period of torment for the families of those on board.
“The plane’s disappearance was without precedent. At every stage, we followed the tiny amount of evidence that existed. But, despite the efforts of 26 nations and the largest search in aviation history, from the South China Sea to the Indian Ocean, the plane could not be located.
“Neither could investigations by the world’s leading aviation expert’s answer why MH370 veered off course and went dark. While the plane’s disappearance remained a mystery, we have shared the pain of those who could find no comfort.
“Last week, on 29th July, we were informed by the French authorities that part of an aircraft wing had been found on Reunion, the French island in the Indian Ocean.
“Today, 515 days since the plane disappeared, it is with a heavy heart that I must tell you that an international team of experts have conclusively confirmed that
the aircraft debris found on Reunion Island is indeed from MH370.
“The burden and uncertainty faced by the families during this time has been unspeakable. It is my hope that this confirmation, however tragic and painful, will at least bring certainty to the families and loved ones of the 239 people onboard MH370. They have our deepest sympathy and prayers.
“And I promise you this: Malaysia will always remember and honor those who were lost onboard MH370.”
Malaysia PM confirms plane debris belongs to MH370:
It is sad news, but now it’s been found and it’s one question answered, but it still leaves many more.