Adventurer who found plane part drawn to mysteries

SEATTLE (AP) — That an American adventurer could be the one to help crack one of aviation’s greatest mysteries came as no shock to his friends, who say they aren’t surprised Blaine Gibson’s passion for mysteries, travel and meeting people would bring him to the Mozambique coast in search of clues about the missing Malaysia Airlines flight. According to New York Magazine, Gibson has also spent much of the past year searching for traces of the missing airliner. Gibson has traveled to the Maldives Islands to investigate reports of a plane flying low at the time of the disappearance, Reunion Island to interview a man who found another section of the plane and met with former Australian Transport Minister Warren Truss to discuss Australia’s seabed search for the plane. Dave Ryan, a Seattle attorney who befriended Gibson in law school, said Gibson traveled a lot and had different business ventures around the globe. Gibson also served as a staffer to the late Washington state Sen. Ray Moore and a state senate committee for several years before and after law school.

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