Johnny Begue (R), who found plane debris Wednesday on this beach in Saint-Andre, on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, walks with his friend Andre Tevane, 30 July 2015. Begue found a flaperon, which helps pilots control an aircraft in flight, on Wednesday Reuters

Another part of an aircraft has washed up on the shore of the Indian Ocean island of Reunion days after a wing component of a Boeing 777 was found raising hopes in the search for debris of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

The object, first thought to have been a door of an aircraft, was found at a short distance from where wreckage thought to be of the flight MH370 was discovered earlier, according to Sky News which cited sources. The object is thought to have foreign writing on it.

Police said that an object was found on Sunday, 2 August and the local experts were examining the piece. However, there is no official confirmation about the wreckage being found and whether it belonged to the doomed flight MH370.

The object will be shipped to France, where the piece of wreckage found earlier was sent for analysis by experts.

Malaysia Airlines flight number MH370, a Boeing 777, that was carrying 239 people went missing in March 2014, while en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur.

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