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UFO Blamed For Mystery Explosion In Vietnam

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 07:20:17 -0400
Archived: Thu, 29 May 2008 07:20:17 -0400
Subject: UFO Blamed For Mystery Explosion In Vietnam

Source: The Telegraph - London, UK



[Wreckage picture at site]

UFO Blamed For Mystery Explosion In Vietnam
By John Bingham

Islanders on Phu Quoc, close to the coast of Cambodia, heard a
loud bang and saw shards of metal up to 5ft-long raining down on
them on Tuesday morning.

Local armed forces and volunteers were mustered to help rescue
any survivors, believing there had been a disaster.

Officials estimated that the incident had happened around five
miles up but airlines in Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand were
contacted and all said they had not lost a plane.

The island's military chief Col Nguyen Van Qui described the
craft as an "unidentified flying object" according to Vietnam's
state news agency.

Amid confusion over what had happened, the deputy commander of
the Cambodian Air Force Kung Mony said he understood that a
foreign plane had crashed in the Cambodian province of Kampot
but later retracted the suggestion.

Villagers in Kampot said they had also heard a loud explosion
and found small chunks of metal near the coast.

One possibility is that a military aircraft taking part in a
secret mission exploded but its country of origin has not
claimed it.

The theory was given some weight by the Vietnam News Agency
(VNA) report which said: "The explosion happened at about 8 km
above the ground, and perhaps it was a plane, but authorities
could not identify whether it was a civil or military aircraft."

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