After investigation efforts and media exposure from the Lycoming engine crash site and the Vought A7 wreckage, TISIRI had become aware of another possible aircraft wreck. This past Sunday TISIRI divers Joe Kistel, Ed Kalakauskis, and Alex Jones decided to make an introductory visit to confirm if the area was indeed a crash site.
Capt. Steve Blalock escorted divers to the area and dropped a marker buoy when the vessel reached the location. Divers entered the water and before reaching the sea floor they could make out a large block-like object off in the distance. They divers immediately swam towards it and as they approach each diver new exactly what they were looking at. They were staring at the remains of a large rotary or radial aircraft engine. See pictures below…
Now the questions are what aircraft did these components belong to and how did it get here? Please provide any insight you may be able to provide after looking at these pictures in the comments section below.
TISIRI has gathered information that made lead us to several other unanswered aircraft wreck sites. We hope to be able to obtain the fiscal resources need to pursue these investigations and answer the stories of each wreck. Some of these aircraft may contain the answers some families are looking for or be significant to the US military and our history. Please let us know if you would like to help the TISIRI organization in solving these mysteries.