Possible MH370 debris, personal items handed to Malaysian authorities

Lawyer Blaine Gibson (pictured) handed over debris and personal effects he found in Madagascar to Malaysia's Department of Civil Aviation on July 19, 2016.
Lawyer Blaine Gibson (pictured) handed over debris and personal effects he found in Madagascar to Malaysia's Department of Civil Aviation on July 19, 2016.PHOTO: BLAINE GIBSON

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Blaine Gibson, the American lawyer who has been independently searching for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, handed over debris and personal effects he found in Madagascar to Malaysia's Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) on Tuesday (July 19).

The 59-year-old lawyer said the debris and personal effects could have come from the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane.

The personal effects included handbags and cabin-sized luggage.

"There were no ID or names to tie them to the plane. Only inspection and recognition by family members or analysis of security videos can determine, " he told The Star Online on Tuesday.

 

DCA director-general Datuk Seri Azharuddin Abdul Rahman confirmed that Gibson handed over the items and said they would investigate them.

In March, Gibson found a piece of debris that was later confirmed to be from a Boeing 777 along the coast of Mozambique.

Gibson has travelled to Australia, Myanmar, Maldives, Mauritius and Reunion Island to find clues about the missing plane.

He is in Kuala Lumpur to attend the 5th International Search and Rescue conference and exhibition.

Flight MH370 with 239 people on board disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing on March 8, 2014. The Boeing 777 plane is believed to have ended in the southern Indian Ocean.