I’m eating a plate full of crow with a side-helping of humble pie for dessert right now. I was wrong about the flaperon, found on St. Reunion, just east of Madagascar as French investigators in Toulouse, France, have now deemed the washed up plane part as part of missing Malaysian Flight MH370. I was following news reports upon which to base my opinions and they were wrong.
What I won’t eat crow or humble pie over just yet, is the fact that no other parts of the plane have been found. Not one cushion or other piece has washed up anywhere in the world and in the initial days of the missing flight in 2014, there were zero signs of a plane crash in the area authorities had deemed as the area in which it is alleged to have gone down.
Second to that is the idea that there is little doubt that Malaysia mis-handled that entire debacle of a missing commercial plane with 239 passengers and crew aboard from the early stages and long afterwards.
There is doubt as to why Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Razak was quick to the draw in early days after the plane went missing to announce that the plane had crashed with all aboard dead, in spite of having found no trace of evidence for such a proclamation.
Added to that idea is the fact that long before French investigators had arrived at the conclusion that the flaperon was that of MH370, Razak had made a public declaration that it was indeed from MH370 and all were dead.
A thorough search along Reunion and surrounding areas, revealed no more washed up plane parts or anything else that could be connected to MH370 before concluding their investigation and making their declaration.
There is reason to all that has been done or not done. The flaperon has been deemed to not have been ripped off in a violent manner or one consistent with the type of crash that had been presumed it had taken. Razak rationalized it by saying that the plane may have made a soft, belly type of landing and sunken wholly. That, alone, opens up an entirely different can of worms when it was presumed that there had been foul play in taking the plane and it ran out of fuel, crashing into the Southern Indian Ocean. To date, I have seen no explanation for the change in theories.
Topping the charts of suspicion is the fact that these flaperons are easily changed, taken off and discarded as well as the noted fact that there’s a shortage, world-wide of Boeing 777 plane parts.
I will still hold onto suspicion that the flaperon found on St. Reunion may have been planted and that the plane is somewhere else other than the Southern Indian Ocean perhaps, used for parts or as a whole. Either way, something is not right about this entire story and loss. Information seems to be being covered up and my suspicion is that Malaysian authorities know more than they are letting out to the world.