Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 16°C

min temp: 8°C

Search

Video/Gallery: Aldeburgh beach sealed off after part of war plane brought ashore by fishermen

18:29 17 April 2014

Coastguards and the MOD were contacted today as Aldeburgh fisherman Alby Clements dredged up part of what looks like a WW2 plane. It was deemed to be safe and is going to be taken away by Suffolk County Council. Steven Tibbenham and Jim McMullen.

Coastguards and the MOD were contacted today as Aldeburgh fisherman Alby Clements dredged up part of what looks like a WW2 plane. It was deemed to be safe and is going to be taken away by Suffolk County Council. Steven Tibbenham and Jim McMullen.

Part of Aldeburgh beach was cordoned off at lunchtime today after a fishermen arrived home with an unusual catch.

shares

While the trawler crew might have thought they had the haul of the day, the heavy object in their nets turned out to be part of an old plane – possibly from World War Two.

Initially though it was thought the object, which was about two metres long, might have been more dangerous, possibly part of a bomb.

Officials from HM Coastguard sealed off a stretch of about 100metres of shore at 1pm while more investigations were carried out.

The receiver of wreckage were notified, but it is not of value and has been left for the Suffolk County Council to clear.

shares

2 comments

  • It's an outer wing pylon from an F-84F Thunderstreak. Hopefully it will end up on display at Bentwaters Cold War Museum and not dumped by SCC!

    Report this comment

    ghaynes

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014

  • Someone would appear to be rather over cautious. "Part of a bomb"....think the stable doors been left well open on that suggestion.

    Report this comment

    Sarky Sage

    Friday, April 18, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Ronald Chisnall

An 89-year-old widower who sexually assaulted two schoolgirls at his Ipswich home has been jailed for 34 months.

Fire crews at the scene of a fire behind the former Burton's factory in Ipswich Waterfront

Firefighters have been called to a fire at the former Burtons factory on Ipswich Waterfront.

Jonathan Dotchin, Kezi Mellen UCS LGBT+ society with Valerie Jarvis of Theta Cafe with some of the items collected for Calais refugees.

Members of a university Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) society have launched a collection for refugees in Calais.

The police helicopter was deployed to help with the search.

The police helicopter was deployed to help find a young man after his family raised concern for his wellbeing.

Shotley wins Village of the Year.

Shotley has been announced the winner of the annual Suffolk Village of the Year competition.

It won't be the real thing, sadly, but there is an Abba tribute in Colchester this weekend

Brave the September weather this weekend and treat family and friends to a day out in East Anglia. Unsure where to go? Here are 10 events you shouldn’t miss:

Drink driver in court

An army driver’s career is hanging in the balance after he was caught driving while nearly three times the alcohol limit.

Dr Fayez Ayache is heartbroken by the escalating problems in his homeland

“Syria should be the most secure place in the middle east, but it’s the most destructive place on earth.”

The area of memory trees in Rushmere St Andrew which could be set for development. Bruce Goudy (member of Sorry) is pictured.

The family of an Ipswich soldier killed in Afghanistan in 2007 are joining a growing campaign against a development which could see a tree planted in his memory lost.

The A14

Emergency teams worked to release a man trapped in his car after it overturned on the A14.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages