Metal on Thai beach ‘part of rocket, not missing MH370 plane’

Published: Monday 25th January 2016 by The News Editor

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A large piece of metal that washed up on a beach in Thailand is probably part of a rocket launched by Japan, not a missing Malaysian plane, according to a Japanese rocket maker.

The discovery of the metal sparked speculation that it might be from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which disappeared almost two years ago.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries said that the metal piece is highly likely to be part of a Japanese H-IIA or H-IIB rocket that was launched from southern Japan, based on an initial examination of photos and videos of the object.

Flight MH370 lost communications and made a sharp turn away from its Beijing destination before disappearing in March 2014.

It is presumed to have crashed in the Indian Ocean, far away from Thailand.

Published: Monday 25th January 2016 by The News Editor

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