|More Beachcombing junk - not from an aircraft..|
A Spanish company, which manufactures wing parts for Boeing 777 jets, cast doubts over a washed up debris flaperon’s link to the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. CNN reported on Monday. Aviation expert Julian Bray exclusively raised the possibility of Boeing 777 parts being manufactured in Europe and Asia as he revealed live on CNN that Boeing had contracted with an Indian Bangalore firm to make authorised Flaperons under contract for Boeing.
Mystery over the flaperon’s discovery deepens after French authorities repeatedly refused to confirm the origin, even after recently finishing initial laboratory tests.
The company told French investigators that it "cannot tell with certainty" if the part of a Boeing 777 wing, which was found on Réunion Island in the Indian Ocean in July, was from Flight MH370, CNN reported, citing a French source.
French investigators had hoped that the crudely stencilled serial numbers found on the flaperon could be matched with records from the Spanish company to confirm that the debris was from the missing plane, but it “proved impossible.”
Meanwhile The Australian quoting German sources suggest the wrong kind of barnacles are on the washed up beach debris flaperon... suggesting the $140 million search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is thousands of miles off track, German scientists involved in the plane debris recovery say, pointing to the barnacles on the Boeing 777 flaperon wing part recovered in late July. They said the barnacles do not live in the area where the search efforts are ongoing, the Australian reported Tuesday.
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