A piece of suspected aeroplane debris found on a Mauritian island will be examined by investigators to see if it is part of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australian officials have said.
The debris was found by guests visiting Rodrigues Island, hotel staff told CNN. Transport Minister Darren Chester said the debris, found last week, was an "item of interest".
"The dimensions, materials, and construction of both parts conform to the specifications of a Boeing 777 aircraft", the investigation team said in a statement.
The fragments as described are interior parts of a plane but whether it is the same as the MH 370 can not be ascertained.
A crewman of an RAAF AP-3C Orion aircraft looks out from an observation window during a search for missing Malaysia Airways Flight MH370 on March 24, 2014, off the South West Coast of Perth, Australia.
He added that it can't be confirmed if the part is from the plane until it has been examined.
Subsequent testing of the pieces suggests they are highly likely to be from flight MH370.
More than 95,000 sq km (59,000 sq miles) of a 120,000 sq km (74,500 sq mile) zone has been searched, with search leaders from Australia saying that the entire zone will be covered by June.
Only a piece of the flaperon found on Reunion Island past year, has been confirmed as coming from MH370.
MH370 disappeared more than two years ago after taking off from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing.
Currently, search efforts are conducted in the southern Indian Ocean where Flight MH370's final flight path was believed to have ended.
The governments of Australia, China and Malaysia have said they will end the hunt when the target area is fully searched unless new, credible information emerges.