What appears to be part of an aircraft washes up on Ocracoke

By on October 14, 2018

(Angie Langdon)

Whenever a storm of any type or strength passes across the Outer Banks, there’s always the chance something odd or never seen before will wash up.

Most recently, its been Navy training mines back in Sept. 2017, part of a rocket launched from Cape Canaveral last November and what may have been a mooring buoy that has sat on the beach off Corolla since last winter.

Angie Langdon sent us photos of what looks like parts of the fuselage from an aircraft she discovered Sunday morning near Ramp 67 on Ocracoke Island.

We’ll update the story if the debris can be identified by authorities.

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  • tim

    I seem to recall airplanes being hauled out to see and dropped to make artificial reefs in the last 10-15 years. I recall actually seeing one being flown out when it went past my house in KDH 12-15 years ago under a helicopter to be dropped. These aircraft parts look to be more than what you would find on private aircraft like those I have owned and flown.

    Sunday, Oct 14 @ 11:55 am
  • Charlie B.

    Probably a piece of a rocket….

    Sunday, Oct 14 @ 3:35 pm
  • Bob

    I’m with Charlie, looks like a rocket part to me with the flag and all. That’s also what it turned out to be the last time a part of an “airplane” washed up on the beach…

    Monday, Oct 15 @ 9:11 am
  • Robert Jones

    Check with NASA Wallops Island. Looks like a rocket with the carbon fiber in it.

    Monday, Oct 15 @ 12:11 pm
  • david

    Rocket from spaceX my guess. A fisherman posted photos offshore of spaceX rocket 2-3 weeks ago on thehulltruth

    Monday, Oct 15 @ 1:14 pm
  • Sam Walker

    You got it right david, as we noted in our story that just posted.

    Monday, Oct 15 @ 9:21 pm