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Article from BTNews 19 SEPTEMBER 2016

MH370 search update

An amateur searcher has added to the mystery of Malaysia Airlines’ missing flight MH370 by handing over apparently-burnt debris he says he found washed up in Madagascar that could have come from the aircraft.

Blaine Gibson, an American lawyer who said he is paying his own expenses while investigating the disappearance, said some of the pieces showed signs of fire. He has handed the material to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, which is co-ordinating the search for MH370.

Several pieces of wreckage identified as coming from MH370, which is thought to have diverted thousands of miles off course, have washed up on beaches in Africa as the search for the Boeing 777-200ER continues in an area covering 120,000sq km (46,332sq mi) of the southern Indian Ocean.

The search has lasted for more than two years with no sign of the main wreckage. The three countries involved in the search, Australia, China and Malaysia, said a few weeks ago it will be suspended in December if the aircraft is not found in the area being covered (BTN 29 August).

MH370 disappeared in March 2014 with 239 passengers and crew on board after taking off from Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing. Most of the passengers were Chinese.

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