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US official: Plane debris in Indian Ocean same type as MH370WASHINGTON (AP) — Air safety investigators have a "high degree of confidence" that aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared last year, a U.S. official said Wednesday. (news.yahoo.com) More...
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Just in case people are wondering it sounds like the authorities said there was a number BB670 on the debris...which matches perfectly
Thanks for the clarification! yes, The Daily mail reported that the piece had a number imprinted on it "BB670". In the Boeing 777 maintenance manual above, in section 06-30-00, on page 220, the right side wing trailing edge flap fairing assembly (part class 670 as shown on page 222), matches. This promotes the likelihood that this part comes from the missing plane.
There is one report stating that "BB670" is the C/N of a Beech King Air 200 formerly N17VA or N7VA both de-registered. Personally I don't quite feel that this piece belongs to a B777 and my reasoning is that the rivets are very clearly seen when jetliners' components are either fusión welded and/or flush riveted which you can´t see.
I'm still holding out hope it matches a Lockheed Model 10 Electra...
Talk about off course!
like 2000nm from orig search area!
Well, it has had a long time to float around the world... LOL...
That part is WAY too large for a King Air of any kind...
Yeah, a King Air on steroids.