MH370 Black Box Found In Somalia?

MH370 Black Box Found In Somalia?
9M-MLH | Malaysia Airlines | Boeing 737-8FZ(WL) | Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. byeangel / Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 2.0

An unknown object, believed to be a flight recorder, was discovered on a beach in Somalia.


The object was found on Thursday at Gara’ad Coast by a local businessman identified as Gaashaanle Ciiraale.

He posted pictures of himself with the discovered object on his Facebook page.

Although the latest discovery appears to share a similar pattern with some of the other discoveries associated with the missing MH370, experts said they believe the object found was not from the missing airliner, as reported by the Guardian.

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According to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, the object – which was used in the 1960s until the 1970s – came from either an aircraft or a ship. “In any case, it is definitely not from MH370, which was equipped with a modern ‘orange brick’-style flight data recorder.”

According to the Rakyat Post, the object has a spherical shape. The publication notes that it has an appearance different from the “black box” discovered as part of the MH17 wreckage, an airliner that was similar to the missing MH370.

A part of an aircraft horizontal stabiliser was found in Mozambique earlier this year by American tourist Blaine Gibson. Further examination and assessment of the discovered part suggested it came from the missing MH370.

Another object, believed to be the cowling from an engine, was discovered in Madagascar by Liam Lotter; the examination led experts to believe it came from the missing airliner. Last year, a part of the wing washed onshore La Reunion Island was confirmed to be from the plane.

The Boeing 777-200ER, which went missing on March 8, 2014, was headed from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. It had 239 passengers on board.

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