Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: U.S. Traveler Makes Amazing Find In Madagascar — More Evidence Of Missing Plane?

An American lawyer and tourist, who in March found a Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 debris fragment in Mozambique, this week discovered an incredible three more pieces of debris that experts say appear likely to also come from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane that suddenly cut of all communication and vanished mid-flight 27 months ago.

The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 was on a routine overnight flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to Beijing, China, on March 8, 2014, when the plane abruptly shut down all of its communication systems, causing ground controllers to simply lose the flight with 239 passengers and crew on board.

Using satellite data, investigators established that Flight MH370, for some unknown reason, flew about seven hours off course and ended up somewhere in the Indian Ocean.

The flurry of debris finds this year, all of them turning up in the western Indian Ocean on or near the coast of southeast Africa, would seem to confirm that the Flight MH370 wreckage is indeed somewhere in the Indian Ocean.

Blaine Alan Gibson, of Seattle, Washington, found one of the Malaysia Airlines debris pieces on the coastline of Mozambique earlier this year. On Monday of this week, June 6, Gibson along with a French film crew found three more pieces of aircraft debris on the island of Madagascar, about 750 miles off the coast of Mozambique.

In the following video, Gibson himself displays the three pieces of debris he believes to have come from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 and explains how they were discovered.

Gibson found the debris on Riake Beach, on the island of Nosy Boraha in the northeast region of Madagascar, a stretch of coastline known as an area where a steady stream of Indian Ocean debris is known to wash up on a regular basis.

Though the Australian led search team has been combing a stretch of remote ocean floor in the southern Indian Ocean about 1,200 miles off the coast of Perth, Australia, the streak of debris discoveries all in the same region of the southeast Indian Ocean suggest that Flight MH370 likely crashed in a region hundreds of miles north of where the searchers have been looking for nearly two years — finding no trace of the plane there.

Two separate computerized studies, using ocean debris drift patterns, place the location of the possible Malaysia Airlines wreckage in the northern Indian Ocean. Click on this link to read earlier Inquisitr coverage of those drift pattern studies.

But also this week, a man in South Australia found a piece of debris that also may have come from an aircraft. If that debris matches the debris known to come from Flight MH370, it would "suggest a more southerly crash," according to journalist Jeff Wise, an aviation expert who has covered the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 mystery from the beginning.

Watch a report about the debris discovery in South Australia, from News 7 Australia, in the video below.

Experts who have seen photographs of the South Australia debris fragment say that it looks to have come from an aircraft, but whether that aircraft was the missing Malaysia Airlines plane is not certain.

Lettering on the South Australia debris shard appears to be different from lettering seen on an earlier piece found by Blaine Alan Gibson.

The Australian Transport Safety Board, which is leading the official search effort for Flight MH370, has declined to speculate on whether any of this week's finds could be pieces of the disappeared Malaysia Airlines 777.
"We'll examine each component as it comes in. At this stage, there is nothing definitive and we'll follow our normal procedure," an ATSB spokesperson said on Thursday. "All we know is that there is wreckage."
While Blaine Alan Gibson is self-funding his own search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 wreckage in the area of southeast Africa, the ATSB has yet to send any official search personnel to the region, despite the discovery of what may now be 12 pieces of debris from the plane on beaches there.

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