Kuala Lumpur – Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak confirmedearly on Thursday that a Boeing 777 wing segment discovered in theIndian Ocean island of Reunion is from the missing Flight MH370,the first real breakthrough in the search for the plane thatdisappeared 17 months ago.”The international team of experts haveconclusively confirmed that the aircraft debris found on ReunionIsland is indeed from MH370,” Najib said in a televisedstatement.Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared in March lastyear enroute from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 passengers andcrew on board.The news was confirmed by Malaysia’s primeministerDebris that was recently recovered from the Indian Oceanhas been confirmed to be from the MH370, the Malaysian Airlinesflight that disappeared in March 2014. Malaysia』s prime ministerannounced on Wednesday that the material was a wing from the Boeing777, the AP reports.
The aircraft debris which washed up on the French island ofReunion last week is from missing Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flightMH370, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak confirmed Thursday.The followingis the Prime Minister』s statement in full:PRIME MINISTER NAJIB TUNRAZAK』S STATEMENT ON MH370On 8 March 2014, flight MH370 from KualaLumpur to Beijing disappeared. The days, weeks and months thatfollowed have been a period of torment for the families of those onboard.The plane』s disappearance was without precedent. At everystage, we followed the tiny amount of evidence that existed. But,despite the efforts of 26 nations and the largest search inaviation history, from the South China Sea to the Indian Ocean, theplane could not be located.Neither could investigations by theworld』s leading aviation experts answer why MH370 veered off courseand went dark. While the plane』s disappearance remained a mystery,we have shared the anguish of those who could find no comfort.Lastweek, on 29th July, we were informed by the French authorities thatpart of an aircraft wing had been found on Reunion, the Frenchisland in the Indian Ocean.Today, 515 days since the planedisappeared, it is with a heavy heart that I must tell you that aninternational team of experts have conclusively confirmed that theaircraft debris found on Reunion Island is indeed from MH370.We nowhave physical evidence that, as I announced on 24th March lastyear, flight MH370 tragically ended in the southern IndianOcean.This is a remote, inhospitable and dangerous area, and onbehalf of Malaysia I would like to thank the many nations,organisations and individuals who have participated in thesearch.
The burden and uncertainty faced by the families during thistime has been unspeakable. It is my hope that this confirmation,however tragic and painful, will at least bring certainty to thefamilies and loved ones of the 239 people onboard MH370. They haveour deepest sympathy and prayers.I would like to assure all thoseaffected by this tragedy that the government of Malaysia iscommitted to do everything within our means to find out the truthof what happened. MH370』s disappearance marked us as a nation. Wemourn with you, as a nation.And I promise you this: Malaysia willalways remember and honour those who were lost onboard MH370.