Wing Tip Found With Bullet Holes

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Authorities in Clarke County, Ala., are trying to determine whether a piece of metal that appears to be an aircraft wingtip found in the woods by hunters came off a Piper Saratoga that crashed near there about a week ago. They're also interested in two apparent bullet holes in the part, according to a report by the Thomasville Times. The Saratoga went down in Yellow Bluff on a flight from Natchez, Miss., to Camden, Ala., killing a passenger and injuring the pilot. The part was turned over to sheriffs who said it matched the color of the crash airplane. The plane had already been removed so the part has been turned over FAA investigators to determine if the match goes beyond paint. The sheriff's office told the Thomasville Times that further details (including, we assume, the significance or lack thereof of the bullet holes) will be released next week.