MH370 Debris: Now For The Facts!

Debris chart courtesy of Richard Godfrey

The first SIX pieces found were located by locals in Madagascar, South Africa and Mozambique from mid-2015 to early 2016.

Mr Gibson went and sought advice from expert oceanographer Professor Chari Patterachi from the University of Western Australia. Chari told Mr Gibson where to look based on the expected location of the wreck on MH370 and the Indian Ocean drift patterns.

Mr Gibson’s first actual find was seven months after the first debris was located.

After the first debris was found, Mr Gibson sought out the help of Charitha Pattiaratchi a Winthrop Professor of coastal oceanography at the University of Western Australia.

Professor Pattiaratchi advised Mr Gibson to scour the lonely and mostly deserted beaches of the many islands of the western Indian Ocean for debris.

Mr Gibson set off and did exactly that, but his first find was seven months after the first find.

After Blaine’s first find another seven pieces were located by seven different people in seven different locations.

So for the first 14 pieces that were found, Mr Gibson found just one himself!

Then Mr Gibson got lucky and found eight pieces in two locations in mid-2016.

The largest piece found is this flap located in Tanzania by an unknown person.

Another seven pieces were then found by various people in once again seven different locations.

In late 2016 Mr Gibson found another piece.

Of the 39 pieces found, Mr Gibson actually only found 10 himself and the other 29 were found by 26 different people.

What Mr Gibson did, however, was to use publicity – TV, radio and online – to raise awareness amongst locals so they would hand in pieces that were being used as tables and even washing boards.

It is almost certain that anyone walking the beaches of Madagascar, South Africa and a host of other countries will find pieces of MH370 as there is absolutely no question that the aircraft was shattered on impact and its fuselage was ruptured as some of the debris comes from inside the cabin.

Instead of accusing Mr Gibson, everyone interested in this tragedy should thank him for finding so much debris and more importantly raising awareness amongst locals.

The first piece of debris was found on Reunion Island on July 29, 2015, by Johny Begue.

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The recent MH370 “show” broadcast by Netflix seriously questioned the integrity of the debris from the downed Boeing 777 and that of the many people who found the pieces.

The show, MH370: The Plane That Disappeared, also called into question the motives of wreck hunter Blaine Gibson who has done fantastic work raising awareness of MH370 amongst local fishermen so they would hand in any pieces that they found.

This is critically important work as the smallest piece can hold clues as to what happened to MH370 which claimed 239 lives.

Mr Gibson has been vilified by a number of people who have read more ⇒

Source:: AirlineRatings.Com

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