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Wreckage from George F. Baker III ‘s plane washes ashore Nantucket

A three-by-five-foot piece of the top of Baker’s plane, which was discovered in theBaker planecrash-wreckage surf off Maddequecham, and some smaller debris including pieces of the aircraft’s seats was recovered. They are believed to be that of George F. Baker III ‘s missing plane that dropped from radar as it approached for landing.

Further searchers using side scanner sonar may have located more debris and sunken pieces of the plane.

Over the weekend, the Tioga, a research vessel from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration equipped with side-scanning sonar, searched the area offshore from where the debris was found and may have located some more sunken pieces of the plane. It is unclear, however, if what was spotted on the sonar is the wreckage of Baker’s plane and what if anything could be done to retrieve it, Nantucket Police Chief Bill Pittman said.

The search was called off at 1:00pm as weather conditions worsened. However, the police department continued to search and officers made the discovery while on patrol on Maddequecham Beach around 4 p.m. Baker PlaneCrashSearch-Tioga-01_000

The perseverance of the police department paid off when officers on patrol on Maddequecham Beach around 4 p.m. on Friday located a large piece of the top of the plane in the surf and were able to pull it out of the water and bring it back to the police station to be turned over to the National Transportation Safety Board, which is leading the investigation, Pittman said. Pittman also said various other pieces of small debris were found in the same area, including parts of the seats.

( full article from the Nantucket Island Inquirer)

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