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Video/Gallery: Aldeburgh beach sealed off after part of war plane brought ashore by fishermen

18:29 17 April 2014

Coastguards and the MOD were contacted today as Aldeburgh fisherman Alby Clements dredged up part of what looks like a WW2 plane. It was deemed to be safe and is going to be taken away by Suffolk County Council. Steven Tibbenham and Jim McMullen.

Coastguards and the MOD were contacted today as Aldeburgh fisherman Alby Clements dredged up part of what looks like a WW2 plane. It was deemed to be safe and is going to be taken away by Suffolk County Council. Steven Tibbenham and Jim McMullen.

Part of Aldeburgh beach was cordoned off at lunchtime today after a fishermen arrived home with an unusual catch.

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While the trawler crew might have thought they had the haul of the day, the heavy object in their nets turned out to be part of an old plane – possibly from World War Two.

Initially though it was thought the object, which was about two metres long, might have been more dangerous, possibly part of a bomb.

Officials from HM Coastguard sealed off a stretch of about 100metres of shore at 1pm while more investigations were carried out.

The receiver of wreckage were notified, but it is not of value and has been left for the Suffolk County Council to clear.

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2 comments

  • It's an outer wing pylon from an F-84F Thunderstreak. Hopefully it will end up on display at Bentwaters Cold War Museum and not dumped by SCC!

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    ghaynes

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014

  • Someone would appear to be rather over cautious. "Part of a bomb"....think the stable doors been left well open on that suggestion.

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    Sarky Sage

    Friday, April 18, 2014

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