KUALA LUMPUR: More than 1,000 days after Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 vanished from the radar, the next of kin of some those on board the flight are flying out to Madagascar to encourage the search for debris.
Seven family members from Malaysia, China, India, France and Australia are on a mission to encourage coastal communities there to search for potential debris after the only verified traces of the plane were found along the east coast of Africa.
The seven, who are representatives of family support group Voice370, will be in Madagascar between Dec 3 to Dec 11, they said.
"All debris collected to date have been found off the east coast of Africa by members of he public," they said in an earlier statement. "Despite these hugely important finds, there has been no systematic, organised search by any responsible party.
"This leaves the NOKs no other choice except to take it upon ourselves to do something to find answers and closure."
The Beijing-bound MH370 disappeared on Mar 8, 2014, after departing from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport. No trace of the 239 people onboard have been found except for pieces of debris that washed up along the East African coast, confirmed to be from or almost definitely from the Boeing-777.