Published On: Fri, Apr 24th, 2015

Possible aircraft wreckage spotted off Tobago

wreckageSCARBOROUGH, Tobago -- There have been reports of the sighting of possible plane crash debris in waters off Tobago.

According to reports, around 8:30 on Wednesday morning a group of fishermen saw something resembling that of a vessel floating in waters off Speyside.

The men thought it was an upturned boat with a hand sticking out of the water.

Upon investigating, they discovered what appeared to be part of aircraft wreckage.

Director of the Tobago Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) Allan Stewart said his agency has contacted the Trinidad and Tobago Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to investigate.

The object is approximately 12 feet by 6 feet, rectangular in shape and silver, green and white.

Numbers were observed, with each number increasing in size compared to the previous number.

However there are no markings or inscriptions that could indicate the origin or ownership of the object.

It is, however, not the first such sighting in the southern Caribbean.

Last year a similar sighting was made in waters off St Vincent.

Locals believed the wreckage in that incident was part of a Russian spacecraft; however, no confirmation has yet been made.

By Whithfield Turner

Image: Speyside fishermen examine what they believe to be part of an aircraft which they fished out of waters off the village on the eastern side of Tobago Wednesday morning. Photo courtesy Alan Stewart of TEMA

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