- A French aviation expert believes he may have found the wreckage of MH370 Malaysia Airlines flight which disappeared on the way to Beijing
The Telegraph of UK reported early today reported that Xavier Tytelman, a former military pilot who now specialises in aviation security, was contacted on Wednesday morning by a man living on the island of Reunion, in the Indian Ocean.
The man sent Tytelman a series of photos showing wreckage of a plane, which the Frenchman said could possibly be the missing jet, the newspaper said.
Tytelman told The Telegraph: “And we all think it is likely that the wing is that of a Boeing 777 — the same plane as MH370.
“Police in Reunion examining the wreckage say that it looks like it’s been in the water for around a year, which again would fit with MH370.
“We can’t say for certainty, but we do think there is a chance that this is it.”
The plane vanished with 239 people on board in circumstances which have baffled investigators, and left distraught families searching for answers.
The search for the wreckage is still going on in the Indian Ocean, off Australia.
Writing on his blog, Mr Tytelman said that the photos of the wreckage had aroused significant interest on the AvGeek website – a closed forum for pilots.
He said that there was much discussion over a code part of the wreckage: BB670.
“The code is not that of a plane number plate, nor that or a serial number on machinery,” he wrote.