Another debris of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been discovered in Madagascar on Friday. Blaine Gibson, a self-funded American adventurer to find MH370, found the debris washed ashore and reported his findings to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB).
The Joint Agency Coordination Center that is taking lead in this case then acknowledged the report of the findings.
Don Thompson, a British engineer of an unofficial search group mentioned that one piece of the debris is similar to a seat part of the aircraft. “The seat part I am 99.9% sure one. It’s the right color of fabric for Malaysian Airlines. It shows the seat had to have disintegrated to have come away,” he said.
ATSB also received a report of a man finding a piece of debris on Kangaroo Island, off the coast of South Australia. “We’re waiting for further information and we’ll examine each component as it comes in. At this stage, there is nothing definitive and we’ll follow our normal procedure,” informed the agency to Reuters.
Malaysia Airlines MH370 departed from Kuala Lumpur in March 2014 heading to Beijing, but the aircraft vanished with 239 people on board.
Ongoing search from Malaysia, China, and Australia have not been successful in finding the wreckage at the bottom of the ocean. “It may take until around August to complete the 120,000 square kilometers, but this will be influenced by weather conditions over the coming months, which may worsen,” ATSB confirmed.
The search for MH370 will come to a halt if the wreckage is not found by then.