MH370 families comb Madagascar beaches for clues

MH370 families comb Madagascar beaches for clues

Families of those lost aboard a Malaysia Airlines flight combed beaches of Madagascar’s St Marie Island on Wednesday (December 7) hoping to find debris from the plane that would provide clues to what had happened to the plane almost 1,000 days ago.

More than 30 pieces thought to be from the plane have been found in Madagascar.

The visit by seven relatives to Madagascar has prompted the Malaysian investigators to follow them to the Indian Ocean island to collect the latest items.

Madagascar’s Transport Ministry handed over six pieces on Monday (December 5) that included a seat back with coat hook, and some wing and tail pieces.

Madagascar’s Bureau of Civil Aviation Accident Investigations has said they would discuss with the chief Malaysian investigator whether the two countries could launch a joint search of Madagascar’s 3,200 miles of coastline.

Three pieces of debris found on the beaches of Mauritius, Tanzania and the French island of Reunion, have been confirmed to be from MH370.

Investigators are examining several other pieces found in Mozambique and South Africa.

The search is expected to be suspended by the end of the year, when an Australian-led team completes its scouring of a 120,000-sq-km target area.

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