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Neels Kruger, an archaeologist, has found a piece of debris in the Mossel Bay (a tourism and farming area in the Southern Cape region) town of South Africa, which may be a part of the missing Malaysian flight MH370, an evidence subject to confirmation by the Malaysian authorities. On March 8, it became two years since the aircraft went missing and was never found, regardless of efforts of several governments to locate it.

Two years ago, Malaysian Airlines’ missing flight, MH370, became a worldwide sensation as people around the world including the Malaysian authorities, wondered what could have happened to the aircraft which contained about 239 different nationalities of people (including children) as they left Kuala Lumpur for Beijing.

On March 21, 35-year old Kruger was walking along a lagoon in the harbour town of about 60,000 people on the Southern Cape of South Africa, when he spotted the debris. He told the Associated Press that even on a leisure walk, he would allow the archaeologist in him come through, which is the reason why he found the debris in the first place.

“When I flipped it around, I didn’t know immediately what it was but just thought, ‘Oh my word!’ The piece is about 70 centimeters by 70 centimeters (27.56 inches by 27.56 inches) with chunks gone from the side.

This discovery shed a new light on the case as investigators had earlier said the investigation into the case will probably end by June unless they were presented with fresh evidence.

Earlier this month, precisely on March 2, a UFO hunter, Scott Waring claimed to have found an airliner debris which could belong to the missing flight along South Africa’s Cape of Good Hope, while hunting for an old UFO sighting. He claims he sent messages out to the Malaysian authorities but was ignored. However, the Daily Mail has a perfectly convenient explanation for that, apparently, Waring is a conspiracy theorist, so there was hesitation on the part of the Malaysian authorities.

However, in response to Kruger’s finding, the Malaysian transport minister, Liow Tiong Lai has said a team will be dispatched to verify if the debris has any bearing to the missing flight. “Based on early reports, there is a possibility of the piece originated from an inlet cowling of an aircraft engine, but a further examination and analysis are needed to verify whether it belongs to Flight 370,” he said.

Judging from both findings, it may be apparent that the families of all those people may as well give up on ever finding their loved ones who were aboard that flight, like Waring said when he found the airliner, early this month, he needed to share the information with the world to give the families of their affected some kind of closure.

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