Families of Flight MH370 victims offer reward for debris

"It's been a thousand days since our relatives disappeared and today we still do not know anything about what happened, absolutely nothing", said Ghislain Wattrelos, who lost his wife and two of His children in the crash.

"It can tell us if there was a fire, if there are traces of explosive", Wattrelos told a news conference in Antananarivo, the capital of the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar where some debris has washed up.

Grace Nathan, whose mother was among 239 people on Flight MH370 when it vanished, said Monday that the investigator will collect possible plane pieces found on Madagascar's shores by American wreckage hunter Blaine Gibson and others.

The visit by seven relatives to Madagascar, where nearly half of the more than 30 pieces thought to be from the plane have been found, prompted the Malaysian investigators to follow them to the Indian Ocean island to collect the latest items.

Nathan and half a dozen other relatives of people lost on the Boeing 777 plane are now in Madagascar to ask people to look for more debris.

The relatives, who formed an association called Voice 370, are becoming increasingly anxious because Malaysia, Australia and China are close to completing a deep-sea sonar search, so far fruitless, of 120,000 square kilometers (46,000 square miles) off Australia's southwest coast in the Indian Ocean.

He found part of a wing in Mozambique that authorities confirmed was probably from MH370 and more than 10 pieces of debris in Madagascar, including a seat back.

"He should do something else", Wattrelos said.

Nathan and half a dozen other relatives of people lost on the Boeing 777 plane are now in Madagascar to ask people to look for more debris that might provide clues about what happened to the aircraft, which is believed to have crashed in the southern Indian Ocean after deviating from its flight path from Malaysia to Beijing on March 8, 2014. Anyone who finds an item should note the time and place of discovery, take photographs and wrap the item in plastic and hand it to the nearest airport or police station, according to the leaflets. They also want people in Tanzania and Mozambique to be on the lookout.

Three pieces have been confirmed by the Malaysian authorities as belonging to MH370, including a flaperon from the tail which they said showed the pilots were not in control of the plane when it crashed.

Confirmation that the plane crashed came past year when a wing part washed ashore on Reunion Island in the western Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar.

She believes the family visit prodded Malaysia into sending the investigator.

"Our initiative to come here has somehow put some pressure on them", Nathan said.



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