Black Box Found in Somalia is “Definitely” Not from MH370

10th May 2016

According to the representatives of the ATSB (Australian Transport Bureau), a flight recorder found a few days ago by a local Somalian businessman is not from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

The orange object was located on the beach near the coastal town of Gara’ad and immediately attracted attention as many believed it came from the still lost plane but, after examining it, the Australian experts determined this is not the case.

An official from ATSB said:

In any case, it is definitely not from MH370, which was equipped with a modern ‘orange brick’ style flight data recorder. It is worth noting that MH370 flight data recorder would not float, so it is highly unlikely that it will be found on any coastline.

Of course, this begs the question where did the Somalian flight recorder originate from?

One Flaperon and Stenciled Pieces Confirmed as Debris from MH370

In the last month or two, several pieces of debris from the missing aircraft have been found in the area between Mozambique, South Africa and Madagascar. Most of those, including the debris found on Rodrigues Island near Mauritius and on the coast of South Africa, have yet to be fully examined before it the officials can confirm that they once belonged to the MH370.

However, after examining the stenciled codes on two pieces of debris that have been found on the coast of Mozambique, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau experts were able to confirm that they indeed come from Malaysia Airlines MH370 flight.

For a long time, before the Mozambique pieces were found and confirmed, the only confirmed piece of the plane was a flaperon found last year in July on the French-owned island of Reunion near Madagascar.

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared in March 2014 at an unknown location over the Indian Ocean. The plane, which carried 239 passengers and crew members, was flying from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and was scheduled to land in the capital of China, Beijing. However, not an hour into the flight, the air control lost all contact with the aircraft and the bulk of the wreckage is yet to be found.

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