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1955 Air Force jet wreckage found?

September 29, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
An investigation is under way to determine whether debris found off the coast of Southern California is that of an Air Force jet that disappeared 54 years ago.A volunteer group headed by an amateur historian claims the debris it located is part of the Lockheed-Martin T-33A that vanished on Oct. 15, 1955 shortly after take off from the Los Angeles International Airport. The jet, carrying two crewmen, was on a training mission.

Military officials say that preliminarily, it appears the claims being made by the volunteer group are correct but the wreckage still needs to be recovered and analyzed.

AP contributed to this report.

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