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US Aircraft, remains found
Johnathan Nangas (right) of Bougainville Higher Risks Security and Nick Kara (left) displaying some of the remains fromt he US Navy plane

A United States Navy wartime plane has been discovered in the swamplands near Buka town with the possibility of recovering the remains of crewmen. United Bougainville Security (also known as Bougainville Higher Risks Security) boss Albert Magoi said from Buka yesterday that the discovery included the remains of an airman with a dog tag having inscriptions outline his name and outfit - with more remains being removed from the spot.

He said an old man was cutting a tree at the back of the Buka airport, near the main Buka twon dump area when he came across a piece of iron sticking out from the ground where he was standing. After more digging they found it was the remains of a Navy aircraft.

Further digging uncovered human body remains with a dog tag, shoes, water bottles and items.

The United States Embassy was notified this week of the discovery but no official comment has been received from them.
Credit: Post Courier Date: February 22, 2008
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