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Fischer finds piece that could be Boeing 777 that went missing 6 years ago

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In a small northern Australian town called Cape Tribulation, one of its residents made headlines around the world.

All because Mick Elcoate, a fisherman from the region, found debris on October 5th that allegedly could have come from the mysterious MH370 flight operated by Malaysia Airlines, which went missing on March 8th, 2014.

Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 – Image: Masakatsu Ukon / CC BY-SA

Elcoate initially believed that the debris they found was from an aircraft compensator or a boat rudder and came up with the idea of ​​posting the photo of the material on the AOPA – Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Facebook group. , also consisting of aircraft maintenance engineers.

After the release, Elcoate received a lot of messages suggesting that the part could belong to the Boeing 777 aircraft that made the MH370 flight and mysteriously disappeared in 2014.

“Everyone went crazy about it and said it was an aircraft compensator (sub-airfoil or surface similar to an airfoil attached to a control surface designed to reduce the control force or help balance the aircraft, as defined by ANAC)). It’s very similar to this, so it would be interesting to know where it came from, ”Elcoate said, adding that the pieces discovered appear to have spent a lot of time in the water.

Published by Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Australia on Monday 5th October 2020

Ben Morgan, executive director of AOPA, said the pieces would need to be inspected by the Australian investigative body, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB). “If it were the MH370, everything would turn around. The only other Boeing plane that crashed in this part of the world was the 737 MAX in 2018 ”.

Despite the suspicions and the ramifications the fact brought, aviation expert and researcher Mick Gilbert tried to cool expectations of the discovery. “If it is indeed an aircraft component, the more likely it is a piece of Air Niugini’s 737 MAX that landed off the runway at Chuuk (Federated States of Micronesia) International Airport in September 2018.”

In an interview with The Australian Gilbert, he also used the piece’s size, width, and color to theorize that it may not be part of the B777, which is one of the largest civil aviation aircraft.

Published by Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Australia on Monday 5th October 2020

The MH370 flight that showed up

The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 with flight number MH370 took off on March 8, 2014 from the city of Kuala-Lumpur for Beijing. After 2 hours of flight, the aircraft lost all contact with aviation radar equipment.

Although the largest search in aviation history was organized with 14 countries, 43 boats and 58 planes involved, the plane wreck was never found. All 227 passengers and 12 crew members were considered dead.

There are many theories about what happened, from conspiracies to those who believe the flight was hijacked by aliens. However, the healthiest theory to date is that one of the pilots committed suicide and mass murder on the flight.

Former Australian Prime Minister Tonny Abbott told Mirror that he believed the Malaysian government knew from the start that it was a mass suicide, but they tried to cover up the discovery.

There are reports that the Boeing 777 commander was depressed and was in personal trouble. According to specialists to clarify the disappearance of the flight, the commander depressurized the aircraft so that everyone would die quietly and without agony.

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