A total of 33 pieces of debris – confirmed and suspected from MH370 – have been recovered by 16 different people unrelated to each other in six different countries.
This piece is the 34th and it like the others supports the theory that MH370 lies in the southern Indian Ocean.
According to Mr. Gibson, who has found a large number of pieces, at least half of the pieces of debris have been firmly identified as coming from MH370 or a 777.
Critically the two largest pieces – the flaperon and flap – were positively identified as from MH370.
Mr. Gibson said when MH370 first disappeared he went to Cambodia, Thailand, and Myanmar to look for debris and it was not till after the flaperon was found on Reunion Island in July 2015 that he turned his attention to the southern Indian ocean.
“I started objectively and ignored all the satellite data as I didn’t really understand it at the time but once the flaperon was found I focused on the southern Indian Ocean.”
“Initially on Mauritius, I found nothing as I was about six months too early but then the debris started washing up,” Mr. Gibson said.
So far 130 books have been written about the disappearance of MH370, most of which talk about a wide variety of conspiracy theories.
But not one actually provides any physical evidence whatsoever to support the theories.