A photograph in this regard has also been released by ATSB which shows an aircraft cowling that is colonized by barnacles. Part of the Rolls Royce logo can also be seen on the engine cowling. Apparently, the presence of marine life on the fragment has made the experts quite sure that it is actually belongs to flight MH370.
Various reports state that Malaysia might give up the search for the plane if Australia too decides to do the same by Summer. Ab Aziz Kaprawi, the Deputy Transport Minister of Malaysia had stated- “If we have completed searching in the determined area, we will agree with Australia, which is heading the search, and the advice of experts to cease the mission.”
The ATSB had previously declared that they will stop the search for the plane in the Indian Ocean in case they fail to come across some promising leads. The search for the plane has been going on for the past two years now and millions of dollars have already been spent on the operation.
However, in the light of the fact that four new pieces of debris have been discovered which are believed to be of flight MH370, both Australia and Malaysia would most likely continue the search for the time being. Since the latest piece of debris has been found on the western part of the Indian Ocean, the search might shift to that part of the ocean now.
Stay tuned for more updates on Flight MH370.