Metal debris found in Thailand unlikely to be from flight MH370

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Plane wreckage1A curved metal panel that appeared to be part of a plane has been found off the coast of southern Thailand in the morning of January 24, prompting speculation it might belong to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

The piece, about two meters wide and three meters long, washed ashore in Nakhon Si Thammarat province, where villagers reported it to the authorities to help identify it.

There has been no official confirmation that the wreckage belongs to a plane. Officials added that “fishermen said it could have been under the sea for no more than a year, judging from barnacles on it.”

Flight MH370 disappeared nearly two years ago on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing and was believed to be still intact when leaving Thai and Malaysian airspace towards the South Indian Ocean. A piece of wing found on the remote Indian Ocean Reunion Island in July last year was later confirmed as being from the missing aircraft.

Experts said that neither the location nor the piece itself make it likely that it comes from the MH370 flight, not even from a plane. While powerful currents sweeping the Indian Ocean could deposit debris thousands of kilometers away, wreckage was extremely unlikely to have drifted across the equator into the northern hemisphere.

Rocket debrisFurthermore, the markings, engineering and tooling apparent in the debris suggest that it was aerospace related and could be the remainder of a space rocket.

On Twitter, some pointed at the similarities between the debris and Japan’s H2A rocket fairing.

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A curved metal panel that appeared to be part of a plane has been found off the coast of southern Thailand in the morning of January 24, prompting speculation it might belong to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

Reading Time: 2 minutes

Plane wreckage1A curved metal panel that appeared to be part of a plane has been found off the coast of southern Thailand in the morning of January 24, prompting speculation it might belong to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.

The piece, about two meters wide and three meters long, washed ashore in Nakhon Si Thammarat province, where villagers reported it to the authorities to help identify it.

There has been no official confirmation that the wreckage belongs to a plane. Officials added that “fishermen said it could have been under the sea for no more than a year, judging from barnacles on it.”

Flight MH370 disappeared nearly two years ago on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing and was believed to be still intact when leaving Thai and Malaysian airspace towards the South Indian Ocean. A piece of wing found on the remote Indian Ocean Reunion Island in July last year was later confirmed as being from the missing aircraft.

Experts said that neither the location nor the piece itself make it likely that it comes from the MH370 flight, not even from a plane. While powerful currents sweeping the Indian Ocean could deposit debris thousands of kilometers away, wreckage was extremely unlikely to have drifted across the equator into the northern hemisphere.

Rocket debrisFurthermore, the markings, engineering and tooling apparent in the debris suggest that it was aerospace related and could be the remainder of a space rocket.

On Twitter, some pointed at the similarities between the debris and Japan’s H2A rocket fairing.

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