Man hands over possible MH370 debris, personal items to DCA

KUALA LUMPUR: Blaine Gibson, the man who has been helping in the search for flight MH370, handed over debris and personal effects he found in Madagascar to the Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) on Tuesday.

The 59-year-old American 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 here 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.