Is this a towelette from MH370? Investigations have started into a packet which washed up on a West Australian beach [Video]

It’s a really long stretch to think this tiny unopened towelette is evidence that Flight MH370 went down out there somewhere. Still, if the plane went down, you would think there would be some debris somewhere. A year and nothing. I feel for those poor families who lost someone that day. This just never ends for them. I wish the flight would be found to bring some closure to them, so they could find peace and move on.

From The Daily Mail:

In a new twist in the continuing saga of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, a towelette that was washed up on a Western Australia beach is now being examined to try and find out if it could have come from the disappeared plane.

The small pre-moistened paper towel that was in a Malaysia Airlines sealed packet has been sent to Canberra for testing and verification after being found by a couple walking along a beach in Cervantes in July last year, Nine News reported.

The news comes just days after the one year anniversary of the plane’s disappearance, with 239 people on board.

Kingsley and Vicki Miller discovered the unopened packet at Cervantes, 200 kilometres north of Perth, and said it was ‘unopened, which was very unusual’.

‘If it had of been opened and found lying there it would have been completely different,’ Mr Miller said.

The Daily Telegraph reported that experts believe it’s possible for a small package such as the towelette to travel long distances without sustaining damage.

However, experts believe that the package may not provide any helpful information as to the disappearance of the plane.

‘A 6cm x 8cm moist towelette in wrapping branded with the Malaysia Airlines logo was found at Thirsty Point on 2 July 2014. It was handed in to the WA police,’ said a spokesperson for the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.

‘It is unlikely, however, that such a common item with no unique identifier could be conclusively linked with MH370,’ reported The Sydney Morning Herald.

The plane dropped off the civilian radar after its transponder and other equipment were switched off shortly after takeoff from Kuala Lumpur. It was then tracked by Malaysia’s military radar heading towards the Indian Ocean.

The anniversary of the plane’s disappearance was matched by a report which revealed that the battery of an underwater locator beacon on the flight had expired more than a year before the incident.

The update on the progress of the probe surrounding the Malaysia Airlines plane indicates those looking for the aircraft would have had less chance of finding it.

Apart from the anomaly of the beacon, the report devoted many of its 584 pages to describe the complete normality of the flight – shedding little light on one of aviation’s biggest mysteries.

The significance of the expired battery was not immediately apparent, except indicating that searchers would have had lesser chance of locating the plane, even if they were in its vicinity.

The report said: ‘The sole objective of the investigation is the prevention of future accidents or incidents, and not for the purpose to apportion blame or liability.’

Whilst the battery had expired on the beacon of the Flight Data Recorder, the report said that the battery on the locator beacon of the cockpit voice recorder was working.

However, in a statement on Monday, Malaysia Airlines said that a similar beacon was also installed with the solid state cockpit voice recorder and its battery life was still good.

I still wonder if the Russians were behind this. I understand there is a latch in First Class that allows access to all of the plane’s controls. A Russian was seated next to it. Two other Russians were on the plane and they were also seated strategically. What if the five pings were spoofed and the plane went north, instead of south? Why would the Russians do that? To prove they could and to dry run other attacks. Don’t discount it – I know the Russians wouldn’t.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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