TISIRI divers Larry Davis, Ed Kalakauskis, Nate Tucei, and Joe Kistel continued wreckage investigation efforts at the wreck site previously referred to as “Site 2.” Kistel and Davis collected imagery of the wreckage components that you can view below. The goals of the investigation were to capture images of structures in hopes that these images will later help identify the aircraft. See images below and let us know if you can identify any of the parts.
By a stroke of luck and a little digging effort TISIRI’s Kistel happen to come across a component that got his attention. He picked it up and went to put it back down when he noticed what appeared to be a small plate riveted to it. He decided to hold on to it. Back aboard the boat, it was hard to tell with all the growth but Kistel had just found a component with a data plate. If information can be retrieved from this plate it may lead TISIRI into the proper identification of this particular aircraft.
The data plate is currently being reviewed and there is a good chance we already know what this aircraft is.