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Still grieving, French man seeks clues to Flight 370 mystery

  • Relatives of passengers of missing Malaysian plane, arrive at the Ivato International Airport in Antananarivo, Madagascar, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. Relatives of some of the 239 people who were on a Malaysia Airlines plane that vanished in 2014 have arrived in Madagascar to ask for help in the search for debris from the missing aircraft that may have drifted across the Indian Ocean. (AP Photo/Alexander Joe)

    Relatives of passengers of missing Malaysian plane, arrive at the Ivato International Airport in Antananarivo, Madagascar, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. Relatives of some of the 239 people who were on a Malaysia Airlines plane that vanished in 2014 have arrived in Madagascar to ask for help in the search for debris from the missing aircraft that may have drifted across the Indian Ocean. (AP Photo/Alexander Joe)  (The Associated Press)

  • Jiang Hui Be of China, left, a relatives of passenger of a missing Malaysia plane, is received by American wreckage hunter Blaine Gibson, during their arrival at the Ivato International Airport in Antananarivo, Madagascar, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. Relatives of some of the 239 people who were on a Malaysia Airlines plane that vanished in 2014 have arrived in Madagascar to ask for help in the search for debris from the missing aircraft that may have drifted across the Indian Ocean. (AP Photo/Alexander Joe)

    Jiang Hui Be of China, left, a relatives of passenger of a missing Malaysia plane, is received by American wreckage hunter Blaine Gibson, during their arrival at the Ivato International Airport in Antananarivo, Madagascar, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. Relatives of some of the 239 people who were on a Malaysia Airlines plane that vanished in 2014 have arrived in Madagascar to ask for help in the search for debris from the missing aircraft that may have drifted across the Indian Ocean. (AP Photo/Alexander Joe)  (The Associated Press)

  • Grace Nathan, among relatives of passengers of a missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, address the media during their arrival at the Ivato International Airport in Antananarivo, Madagascar, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. Relatives of some of the 239 people who were on a Malaysia Airlines plane that vanished in 2014 have arrived in Madagascar to ask for help in the search for debris from the missing aircraft that may have drifted across the Indian Ocean. (AP Photo/Alexander Joe)

    Grace Nathan, among relatives of passengers of a missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, address the media during their arrival at the Ivato International Airport in Antananarivo, Madagascar, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. Relatives of some of the 239 people who were on a Malaysia Airlines plane that vanished in 2014 have arrived in Madagascar to ask for help in the search for debris from the missing aircraft that may have drifted across the Indian Ocean. (AP Photo/Alexander Joe)  (The Associated Press)

A French man whose wife and two of his three children were on a Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared in 2014 says he is still trying to find out what happened to the aircraft partly as a way of dealing with the emotional pain of his loss.

Ghislain Wattrelos is among relatives of some of the 239 people aboard Flight 370 who are visiting Madagascar to ask coastal residents to look out for debris from the missing plane that may have drifted across the Indian Ocean.

Wattrelos said Sunday in Antananarivo, Madagascar's capital, that trying to solve the plane mystery helps his "recovery process."

Some pieces of debris found on African shores are from, or are almost certainly from, the plane believed to have crashed in the southern Indian Ocean.