On Sunday evening, NPS personnel responded to a
report of a large piece of aircraft that had washed ashore in southern
The piece, which measured approximately 15’ x 9’, appeared to be part of a military grade aircraft per the National Park Service,
and was located just north of ramp 55 on the southern edge of Hatteras.
The piece was removed from the beach by Jarvis Towing on Sunday night,
and was transported to the Buxton Ranger Station.
“We remove large items that have washed up on the
beach so they do not become a hazard for people walking or driving [on
the shore],” said Cape Hatteras National Seashore Superintendent David
The aircraft piece is currently at the Buxton
Ranger Station. As of Monday, there were no requests yet by the FAA or
other government organizations to examine the debris.
The Island Free Press will post an update if more information becomes available.
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