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American Traveler Believes He Found Personal Belongings from Missing MH370

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | June 20, 2016

American Traveler Believes He Found Personal Belongings from Missing MH370

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The same American adventurer who previously discovered debris believed to be from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 reported Monday that he has found personal belongings he thinks are from the missing plane.

According to, 56-year-old traveler Blaine Gibson has been searching for remnants of the missing plane for months, and discovered the personal belongings on the beaches of the Madagascan island of Nosy Boraha where he found debris earlier in June.

Gibson is reporting that he discovered a camera case, luggage, bags, the sole of a shoe, a prayer cap and a cell phone case along the Nosy Boraha beach. Officials from Australia’s Joint Agency Coordination Center said it is aware of possible finds and that Malaysian authorities will conduct a full investigation.

“There's nothing that ties any of these objects to the plane or its passengers other than they were found on the same beach as the other [suspected] aircraft debris,” Gibson told

In addition, authorities from Malaysia, Australia and China met Monday to discuss what the future holds for the search for the missing airplane. The countries agreed in April that if no evidence of the missing aircraft was found following the completion of the final leg of a search plan, the teams would halt the search process.

Teams of investigators expect to finish scouring the 46,000-square-mile search area in August.


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