A clue to the mystery of why a plane with its wings and engines missing crashed in the middle of the Pacific in the late 1800s, an expert says.
The missing aircraft was a B-17, which was part of a fleet of B-24 Liberators.
The Liberators were designed to fly from New York to Los Angeles and back by the end of the war.
In the 1920s, the Liberators experienced a string of engine failures, but none of them were as severe as the engine failure on the plane that fell off the plane, said Dr. Frank A. Ochsner, a professor of aviation history at the University of Florida and author of “The Lost Liberators: The Battle for New York City and the Pacific.”
Ochsler said the plane’s engine, a single-cylinder Pratt & Whitney PT-18B engine, caught fire and exploded, causing the aircraft to crash in the water.
“It had to be repaired,” Ochesner said.
“It had a crew of four.”
A B-29 bomber from the 3rd Bomb Group landed nearby.
“The plane had just been hit by a Japanese submarine,” Ochano said.
“I was standing by a beach and saw the whole thing,” said another survivor, George T. Parson, who was working as a porter aboard the B-26 bomber.
“I thought I heard a plane go up.
It was like a thunderclap, and I heard explosions.”
Ochano and Parson saw the plane plummet into the water, and heard screams from the plane.
They grabbed ropes from the water and pulled the plane to shore, where they were rescued by another survivor.
Ochanos son was part the rescue crew and had seen the plane hit by an anti-aircraft shell and then sink.
The family was told by relatives of the crew of the plane and the crew that the plane was damaged beyond repair.
The plane had been damaged by shrapnel from the Japanese aircraft carrier, the U.S.
S Hokkaido, Ochanos father said.
In a letter to a friend, Parson wrote that the crew were from a family of five who had worked in a Japanese coal mine.
He said they were from the same village.
“A few months ago, they left for the U to help build a new coal mine in the Pacific Northwest,” he wrote.
“We have been living in a new house for the last three months and I have been thinking about them every day.”
Oichsner said the family told him that the pilot, a Japanese named Haruna Matsuyama, was in his 70s, and his family thought he had lived a long time.
The B-27 was an aircraft made by the Curtiss-Wright Company, which had been owned by the Japanese government.
Ochsezner said he was not certain what the plane belonged to, but he said the Japanese were very secretive about their planes.
“They don’t tell you what they have, except that they have an old one,” Oichsninger said.
He said there were no markings on the engine.
The only other known B-36 engine on the ground was the one that went into the USS Hornet in 1945.
The crash of the B17 was also unusual.
It occurred just over two weeks after another B-52 crash off the coast of Alaska, when a B57 crashed into the waters of Lake Tahoe.
“The first thing that struck me was how quickly the plane came to rest,” Oochsner told CNN.
“There were no survivors.
The wreckage was mostly wood.
The whole thing was about two hundred yards off the shore.
It’s almost like a mass grave.”
The plane was reported missing on September 14, 1926.
A search and rescue team went out to the area, and the plane landed safely in the Hudson River.
The team found the bodies of the pilot and the two crew members.
The aircraft had apparently been repaired in Japan, but the Japanese authorities did not disclose where.
The Japanese government and the survivors of the crash claimed the plane crashed in a forest near the city of Nagasaki, and that the engine was missing.
The bodies were found the next day.
The B17 crash was not the only one to happen that day in the early 1900s.
On September 14 in Washington, D.C., two B-25s collided in a wooded area near the White House.
Three people were killed and nine were injured.
“There’s no question about it, it was a terrible accident,” said Ochsewner, who said that the survivors were told by Japanese officials that the B27 was the engine of the aircraft that had crashed.
The Japanese government did not comment on the crash.
The aircraft, named the Yashiki Yashikara, was built for the Japanese military and used in World War I.