On 8th March 2014, a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 jet with 239 passengers and crew on board took off from Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing but eventually went missing.
Following the mysterious disappearance of the flight, a multimillion-dollar search operation has been launched in a remote part of the southern Indian Ocean, with no substantial clues as to how the plane vanished in the thin air.
The Australian-led search has been searching a 120,000 sq km area of seabed about 2,000km off the coast of Perth, with the aid of underwater drones and sonar equipment deployed from specialist ships.
In December 2015, Australian officials reassured everyone that they had refined the search area and were positive they had been searching for the plane in the right area.
However, hopes of coming up answer to numerous questions from the passengers loved ones brightened up last Thursday when a piece of debris was found in Mozambique.
Buzzsouthafrica has learnt that a South African teenage boy has come across part of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on a beach in Mozambique. The curved piece has a five-digit number inscribed on it.
18-year-old Liam Lotter told South Africa’s East Coast radio he found the piece of debris on a beach in Mozambique while on holiday in December.
The father of the child, who opened up on the matter said his son found the airline debris on 30th December near the town of Xai Xai and travelled back to South Africa with it.
However, after the news that a piece of the flight was seen in Mozambique, the boy’s mother decided to sent an alert to Australian aviation, notifying them about the debris which her son found in Mozambique.
And after taking a look at the debris, Australian authorities opined that the number indicates it may belong to a Boeing 777.
Meanwhile, a South African Civil Aviation Authority spokesman said they will send the debris to Australia to be onward examination and investigation.
“We are arranging for collection of the part, which will then be sent to Australia as they are the ones appointed by Malaysia to identify parts found,” SACAA spokesman Kabelo Ledwaba told Reuters.
With so many versions of stories on how the flight disappeared, many still believed the flight may have crashed in the Indian Ocean.