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Aircraft parts found Reunion,Mosambique, and SA

Old 22nd Mar 2016, 21:15
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Some more pictures showing the scale of the debris.

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Old 22nd Mar 2016, 21:40
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That is a seriously fractured structure. It suggests a disintegrated aircraft.
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Old 22nd Mar 2016, 22:08
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Daft question I know, but what material is it constructed from?
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Old 22nd Mar 2016, 22:35
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It suggests a disintegrated aircraft.
this alone suggest nothing.
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Old 22nd Mar 2016, 23:02
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Originally Posted by porterhouse View Post
this alone suggest nothing.
I'll defer to structural experts, but so shredded a piece of cowling suggests a pretty violent event.
What is missing is floatable debris from inside the hull. There should be some if the airplane was as violently smashed as the debris to date suggest.
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Old 22nd Mar 2016, 23:04
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According to a recent article in National Post, it was found by a SA archaeologist named Neels Kruger "On South Africa’s southern coast, Neels Kruger was walking along a lagoon on Monday afternoon, near the town of Mossel Bay when he spotted something that did not seem to suit the natural surroundings."
That's 212 miles almost due east of Cape Town (-34.116009, 22.124018), close to the very tip of Africa.

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Old 22nd Mar 2016, 23:09
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That's 212 miles almost due west of Cape Town (-34.116009, 22.124018), close to the very tip of Africa
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A typo? Four and a half hours by car East from Cape Town, for those who know the area, along the Garden Route.
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Old 22nd Mar 2016, 23:13
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shredded a piece of cowling suggests a pretty violent event.
I'll concur with porterhouse: this suggest nothing for the hull. Engine may slam first in the water and even get torn away without necessarily rupturing the hull. (as in US Air 1549)
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Old 23rd Mar 2016, 00:12
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showing the scale of the debris
And showing yet another type of core. Spirit AeroSystem inc supplies struts and nacelles to Boeing and nothing else according to their website. Another supplier must deals with fairings (Lotter part displays rectangular sections), flaperon looks with aramid core too and No Step aluminium. Makes sense since all those part are subjected to different and specific stresses.
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Old 23rd Mar 2016, 16:17
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Could this be a MH370 toilet found on a South African beach?

A Dutchman claims to have just found this toilet on Dolphin Beach in South Africa. Could this possibly be from a 777?

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Old 24th Mar 2016, 02:43
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Latest on Australian investigation of debris. Most likely from the missing aircraft.

https://t.co/kCNES87upq
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Old 24th Mar 2016, 03:08
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Originally Posted by Trackmaster View Post
Latest on Australian investigation of debris. Most likely from the missing aircraft.

https://t.co/kCNES87upq
To be pedantic,
report on ABC says it is definitely from a 777. Investigation team have not forensically linked it directly to MH370. The assumption is that since no other 777 jets have crashed it is "highly likely " to be from MH370.

The Australian transport minister is still upbeat that crash site will be found.

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Old 24th Mar 2016, 03:24
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Great news. Among with RR piece of nacelle found in South Africa (quite clear it's origin), we count 4 debris from MH370.
But, no extra news/results from French investigators about detailed investigation/analysis of flaperon?
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Old 24th Mar 2016, 03:46
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'No Step' debris = MH370

Looks like the real deal:

MH370: Debris found in Mozambique 'almost certainly' from missing Malaysia Airlines plane - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The 'Rolls Royce' engine cowling fragment will likely be next...

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Old 24th Mar 2016, 04:50
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With information known so far, is it possible to determine whether that RR fragment (if it is valid) would be from the cowling on the port or on the starboard engine?

I ask because the two confirmed 777 pieces (flaperon found on Reunion, and flap support fairing found in Mozambique) reportedly were both from starboard - and as some have noted, from the same general area on the plane.
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Old 24th Mar 2016, 05:17
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P389: your curiosity is valid & something I share.

Given the previously-announced indication that the right-hand engine was likely the first to flame-out (with 12-15 minutes fuel remaining for the left-hand), one might expect the aircraft (if uncontrolled) to have entered the water right-wing down.

If the right-hand flaperon was fully down so as to compensate for this bank (and the flaperon would have been largely ineffective with a dead engine ahead), it is likely to have been promptly detached on contact.

So far, the bits we have are from the right...

It may be tricky to assign the RR logo debris to left or right side, given that the fragment appears to be relatively small.

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Old 24th Mar 2016, 17:07
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Report of yet another piece found on a beach in Wilderness, S.A. not too far from Mossel Bay.


Piece of Air Malaysia plane found in Wilderness? | George Herald | Garden Route


No images as yet. According to (only) source it's been handed in to the CAA already.
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Old 24th Mar 2016, 17:19
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See images @ #61 above
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Old 24th Mar 2016, 17:22
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Susier.
Sorry. My mistake. Yet another part found ?
We need a numbering system .
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Old 24th Mar 2016, 17:40
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Is a sweep of the surface points east from these locations not worth considering?
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