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A traveller is silhouetted against a Malaysia Airlines plane at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Tuesday, March 8, 2016.
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A piece of debris found on an island off Africa’s eastern coast will undergo examination to determine if it belonged to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the airliner that vanished from the skies just over two years ago.

The flotsam was discovered by a Mauritian hotel owner who said its patterning resembled wallpaper — leading some to suspect that it may be the first piece of wreckage from the Boeing 777’s interior cabin, Reuters reports.

Australia, which has led the massive investigation into the plane’s disappearance, said that the debris is an “item of interest.” After more than a year of futility, the investigation has in recent months uncovered pieces of wreckage that officials believe belonged to the plane.


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