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Malaysian investigator of missing plane visits Madagascar

  • V.P.R. Nathan, left, whose wife, Anne Daisy, was on board the missing Malaysia plane, talks with other relatives of passengers during their meeting at a hotel in Antananarivo, Madagascar, Sunday, Dec.4, 2016. The group of 8 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)

    V.P.R. Nathan, left, whose wife, Anne Daisy, was on board the missing Malaysia plane, talks with other relatives of passengers during their meeting at a hotel in Antananarivo, Madagascar, Sunday, Dec.4, 2016. The group of 8 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)

  • Ghislain Wattrelo, center, a French man whose wife and two of his three children were on a missing Malaysia plane, talks with other relatives of passengers during their meeting at a hotel in Antananarivo, Madagascar, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. The group of 8 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)

    Ghislain Wattrelo, center, a French man whose wife and two of his three children were on a missing Malaysia plane, talks with other relatives of passengers during their meeting at a hotel in Antananarivo, Madagascar, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. The group of 8 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)

  • American wreckage hunter Blaine Gibson, left, and Grace Nathan, of Malaysia, one of the relatives of passengers of a missing Malaysia plane, look at photos and maps showing debris found in Madagascar, during their meeting at a hotel in Antananarivo, Madagascar, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. The group of 8 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)

    American wreckage hunter Blaine Gibson, left, and Grace Nathan, of Malaysia, one of the relatives of passengers of a missing Malaysia plane, look at photos and maps showing debris found in Madagascar, during their meeting at a hotel in Antananarivo, Madagascar, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016. The group of 8 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 Malaysian investigator of the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines plane in 2014 has traveled to Madagascar to pick up debris that possibly came from the missing plane and drifted across the Indian Ocean.

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.

Nathan and half a dozen other relatives of people lost on the Boeing 777 plane are currently in Madagascar to ask people to look for more debris. She believes the family visit prodded Malaysia into sending the investigator.

The plane is believed to have crashed in the southern Indian Ocean after deviating from its flight path from Malaysia to Beijing.