A Vietnamese search team has found what they believe is part of a door and an airplane’s tail in the first major breakthrough in the hunt for missing Boeing 777 flight aircraft, Wall Street Journal reports
Debris from the plane have been located around 50 miles from south-west of Tho Chu Island, and investigators are narrowing the focus of their inquiries on the possibility that the plane disintegrated in mid-flight. (Pic above shows what is believed to be a piece of debris of missing airplane)
‘The fact that we are unable to find any debris so far appears to indicate that the aircraft is likely to have disintegrated at around 35,000 feet,’ someone who is involved in the investigations in Malaysia said Sunday.
Meanwhile, one of the men whose passport was stolen and used by a passenger on the missing flight, 37 year old Italian tourist Luigi Maraldi, had a press conference at a police station in Phuket island, southern Thailand yesterday and explained how his passport was stolen in July 2013 on the island of Phuket. Thankfully, he reported his passport stolen and police have the record.
Yesterday, Luigi’s father explained the original was stolen after his son used it to hire a motorbike.
‘Last summer he was in Thailand and handed over the passport so he could hire a scooter but when he brought it back, they said they had already given it back to someone else, so he reported it stolen. The whole thing is a mix up – we have no idea who the person was that used my son’s passport. The first I knew something had happened was when my son rang from Thailand on Saturday morning to say he was alive.
The owner of the other stolen passport is 30 year old Austrian citizen Christian Kozel, who only discovered his name was on the passenger manifest when police officers turned up at his home in Salzburg at the weekend.
‘I was pretty shocked when I saw them at my door, and was relieved to find out that although I was dead, at least it was only on paper.’ Christian said.
He also reported his passport stolen in 2012. The passport was stolen in the same part of Thailand