War-time USAF aircraft engine found in sea off central Vietnam

By Nguyen Dung, Thanh Nien News

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A museum in central Vietnam has received a jet engine of an American aircraft that is believed to have gone down during the Vietnam War.
The engine was discovered in May 2015 on the seabed of Cua Sot area, some six nautical miles off Thach Kim Commune, Ha Tinh Province, by a group of fishermen, who later retrieved it.
Experts from the Ministry of Defense later confirmed that the debris was a part of a Pratt & Whitney J75 aircraft engine which was used on the Republic F-105 Thunderchief of the US Air Force during the Vietnam War.
Le Ba Hanh, Vice Director of Ha Tinh Museum, said the engine will be displayed at the museum.
He said the fishermen who found it received a reward of VND30 million.
According to Wikipedia, during the Vietnam War 382 F-105s - out of the 833 produced - were lost including 62 non-combat losses.

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