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By Doug Herlihy ASI
For The Sentinel 

Local expert says wing piece could mean a controlled dive

Mystery solved? Not even close



FLAP OVER THE FLAP: A piece of wing from Malaysia 370 that disappeared months ago was recently found. Goldendale aviation investigator Doug Herlihy says it reveals far more than is being heard in the news.

Goldendale resident Doug Herlihy is a career aviator and a renowned flight crash investigator. He is regularly asked to report his findings on crashes around the world. This is his fourth article on the mystery of Malaysia Flight 370.

In August of this year, 17 months after Malaysia Air Flight 370 disappeared, parts of the jumbo jet were found on the remote beach of Reunion Island, some 2,500 miles west of the search area in the south Indian Ocean. News stories trumpeted that the mystery was solved.

In fact, nothing is further from the fact.

Actually, the number of unknowns have multiplied. While the piece of the right wing (actually known as a "flaperon") from the trailing edge, close (i...

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