Another piece of wreckage that could possibly be part of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 found in Mauritius is being investigated by authorities.
A hotel owner, who saw the debris, said the part looked like the interior of the plane, adding that it had a wallpaper “design.” William Auguste, owner of the Mourouk Ebony Hotel on Rodrigues Island, said the part was spotted by guests.
“For sure it looked like part of an aeroplane – it looks like it’s from the inside part of it,” Auguste said, as reported by Reuters. “There was wallpaper inside of the plane, you can see this design and part of it is still there.”
If the part found last week is confirmed to be part of the wreckage from the plane, it would be the first interior debris to have been discovered. According to the Australian Transport Minister Darren Chester, the debris was an “item of interest.”
“The Malaysian government is working with officials from Mauritius to seek to take custody of the debris and arrange for its examination,” Chester said in a statement.
He added that it can’t be confirmed if the part is from the plane until it has been examined. “Until the debris has been examined by experts, it is not possible to ascertain its origin,” he said.
The Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which was headed from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, went missing in March 2014. Australia is leading the search of the missing flight, which was carrying 239 people on board.
A part of the debris which was “almost certainly from MH370” was discovered last month in Mozambique, BBC News reported. Last year, a wing part of the plane was discovered in the Indian Ocean island of Reunion, according to French authorities.
The search is concentrated in the southern Indian Ocean. Currently, 95,000 square kilometers of the search area of 120,000 square kilometers has been investigated, Chester said.