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Old 13-03-2017, 03:13 AM   #3582 (permalink)
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All six identified pieces of MH370 so far found are, reportedly, from the starboard side of the plane, including the engine cowling and door R1 closet panel.

The only piece of fuselage being one piece of the interior, the R1 door closet panel, a light, easily moved structure. The panel doesn't show much sign of great abrasion, other than it was broken in half, wrenched off it's fastenings and jettisoned.

No outer panels of the plane's skin surrounding the door have shown up, neither has the door, which presumably, was opened (outwards) after impact, by whoever was onboard piloting, This opened door then allowed the piece of broken panel to exit the fuselage, and drift off with the rest of the debris.

All the recovered debris is from the starboard wing after a controlled ditching at reasonably low speed, flaps down, which yawed slightly starboard as it ditched, ripping off the starboard wing parts so far found.

The flaperon found at Reunion Island, after more than a year, showed most evidence of having been immersed for most of that year in an ideal, nutrient rich environment in tropical waters, due to the abundance, size and age, of the barnacle growth found on it.

One highly likely place to foster that growth is the marine reserve of Pulu Keeling, 11 degrees 50 mins South Lat, around 20 miles due north of West Island, Cocos, out of sight over the horizon from West Island.

It has a long beach running down its eastern 'weather' coast, 4000 ft, long enough for a bumpy landing,............. with the plane's starboard wing closest to the surf if the pilot approached from the south after circling, and coming in with the wind.

Where the bits came off the plane, all starboard side.... \/

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