Banyan Tree resort has discovered what is believed to be a part of a plane that has been at sea for a long time on the beach.
The Deputy General Manager of the resort, Mohamed Naeem told Sun Media today that what is suspected to be plane debris were found two to three months earlier. But the discovery was confirmed when someone post the pictures on social media.
Naeem said that things found on the beach are taken to Thilafushi as per regulation and the plane debris were also taken to Thilafushi on the day of it’s discovery.
He said that had he know it was parts of an airplane, the relevant authorities would have been notified.
“It was discovered two months or three months before. I knew that about two days ago. The day it was discovered was a garbage day. On that day, the garbage discovered was taken to the garbage area and it was taken away. Someone saw it, took a picture and posted it (on Facebook). If we had known before, it would be handed to the relevant authorities.” Deputy General Manager of Banyan Tree resort, Mohamed Naeem said.
A few days ago, parts of a plane were discovered on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean.
Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak has said that the French investigation team has confirmed that the plane debris discovered on island are in fact parts of the missing Malaysian Airline flight 370.
The last contact from the plane last year after the plane took off from Kuala Lampur International Airport to China. The plane’s signal was lost after an hour after it’s takeoff and to this day has been missing.
The plane took off to Beijing with 152 Chinese nationals. Along with the crew, the plane had 293 souls on board.