Plane Part Washes Up On Crystal Coast

Visitors to Emerald Isle saw a strange site on the beach Wednesday. A piece of a plane.

Town officials say plenty of debris has washed ashore after Hurricane Irene, including a piece of an aircraft brought in by the tide-- it's sitting near Pier Point.

The part is about four feet long and two-and-a-half feet tall.

You can tell it's been at sea for quite some time, judging by the barnacles growing on it.

Wires are still poking out of the hunk of metal on the shore line.

The town says this was part of the artificial reef that's installed just along the coast.

They say the strong storms must have stirred it up, loosened it, and the wave brought it to shore Wednesday morning.


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  • by fred Location: martin co on Sep 8, 2011 at 03:09 PM
    The Bermuda triangle
  • by Anon Location: Pasquitank on Sep 8, 2011 at 11:40 AM
    "and the wave brought it to shore". Which wave? Did it have a name? Describe it?
  • by Money Location: windsor on Sep 8, 2011 at 12:48 AM
    really
  • by Shine Location: NC EC on Sep 7, 2011 at 04:51 PM
    My dad and I have always said ---- don't take a one million dollar aircraft in a 10 million dollar storm. don't take a $100,000. plane into a 1 million dollar storm.
  • by rapper on Sep 7, 2011 at 04:05 PM
    It is probably from one of those missing planes that went down in the Bermuda Triangle long ago.
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