MH370: Towelette Clue to Missing Plane?

Mar 11, 2015 - 0 Comments

In the hunt for MH370 a fresh Malaysian Airlines towelette found by vacationers on an Australian beach may be the first piece of physical evidence in the still unsolved mystery.

However, while the small packet bears the airline’s official logo and its seal is unbroken, it was actually discovered about eight months ago and its existence has only recently been disclosed to the public.

One reason for the delay in doing so is because the item has yet to be tested to see whether it did indeed come from the missing Malaysian plane. The other is that it’s truly doubtful, at least to the majority of investigators involved in the epic quest to find it.

"It is unlikely that such a common item with no unique identifier could be conclusively linked with MH370," a spokesman for the Australian Transport Safety Board cautiously advised yesterday.

Where is the missing Malaysian plane?
But the press and public’s curiosity about the missing flight’s fate has been renewed lately, now that the one-year anniversary of its baffling disappearance has come and gone and the only clue to what happened may be a miniature hand towel.

Malaysian Airline Flight 370 departed from Kuala Lumpur on March 8, 2014 heading for Beijing. Soon thereafter, it vanished without a trace with all 239 passengers on board.



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