VICIOUS online attacks and death threats were not something Malaysia Airlines MH370 debris hunter Blaine Gibson had expected when he began his self-funded investigations into the missing airliner.
“One said I’d either give up my search or disappear, or die by polonium poisoning. Another one said I won’t leave Madagascar alive.”
The retired American lawyer, had since decided to ‘lay low’ and be more discreet about his investigations - which is centred around the coastlines of the Indian Ocean.
To date, Blaine says, he and other other private citizens have discovered 15 pieces of debris, washed ashore on coastlines throughout the Indian Ocean, whereby 13 have been included in the official MH370 investigation report.
Two more pieces, says Blaine, are awaiting collection at Madagascar, pending an investigation into the passing of Malaysian consul to the republic, Houssenaly Zahid Raza on Aug 24 2017.
(In total, 27 pieces of debris suspected to be from MH370 have been discovered.) Click here to read our full interview with Retired US lawyer Blaine Gibson on AWANI Review.