Some still refuse to accept that a plane with so many on board could have crashed when only one piece of evidence has been found so far
Chinese relatives of passengers on doomed Malaysia Airlines flight 370 reacted with grief and frustration after the Malaysian prime minister, Najib Razak, said a piece of wreckage found on an island in the Indian Ocean was from the missing plane.
“I want to kill him,” shouted Zhang Meiling, 62, whose daughter and son-in-law were on the plane. “What he said is nonsense. I just want to kill him.”
Zhang was among around a dozen distraught relatives who marched on the Beijing headquarters of Malaysia Airlines on Thursday morning. The protest came a few hours after Najib announced that a two-metre wing flap found on Réunion was a part known as a “flaperon” from the missing Boeing 777, which vanished in March 2014 while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
“Today, 515 days since the plane disappeared, it is with a very heavy heart that I must tell you that an international team of experts has conclusively confirmed that the aircraft debris … is indeed MH370,” the Malaysian prime minister said.
The certainty of his claims was diluted when France’s deputy prosecutor, Serge Mackowiak, said that while there were “very strong conjectures” the debris was from MH370, “complementary analysis” that would begin on Thursday was needed.