What was the UFO that crashed near Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam in May 2008? The Russians contend it was a U.S. military aircaft (SR-91 Aurora) that was shot out of the sky. Cambodia made an early announcement that is was an unidentified plane that had exploded but soon retracted the statement. Soldiers from Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand searched and found metal that could not be identified to any known aircraft. As well, the Vietnamese released video and images of the wreckage...which had strange, unknown symbols or characters embossed on it. So...what was the Phu Quoc UFO?
Vietnam Reports UFO Explosion
An unidentified flying object exploded in mid-air over a southern Vietnamese island, state media said Wednesday, a day after Cambodia's air force retracted a report of a mysterious plane crash.
The Vietnam News Agency said residents of Phu Quoc island, 10 km (6 miles) off the coast of the Cambodian province of Kampot, found shards of grey metal, including one 1.5 meters (1.5 yards) long.
"The explosion happened at about 8 km (5 miles) above the ground, and perhaps it was a plane, but authorities could not identify whether it was a civil or military aircraft," VNA said in a report headlined "UFO explodes over Phu Quoc Island."
Vietnam Confirms UFO Explosion / Crash
An unidentified flying object exploded at about 10:00 AM on May 27th over the northern part of Phu Quoc Island, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
This is a region off the coast of the southern province of Kien Giang. Col. Nguyen Van Qui, military chief of the island district, reported the explosion and consequent discovery of debris.
It is reported that many residents found what are described as "many gray metal pieces, including a 1.5 meter long piece".
The island district authorities on Phu Quoc quickly contacted airline companies in Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand, but so far none have confirmed any accidents involving their flights.
The explosion happened at about 8 kilometers, or five miles, above the ground, the VNA reported, "and perhaps it was a plane, but authorities could not identify whether it was a civil or military aircraft
Strange Explosion Over Vietnam
A large unidentified flying object has exploded over an island just off the coast of Cambodia, Vietnamese officials have said.
The officials said Wednesday that they suspected it could be either a military plane or a civilian plane but not a flying saucer.
According to Ngang Van Truyen, chairman of the commune, the explosion occurred on Tuesday morning above Cua Can commune on Phu Quoc, a large island belonging to Vietnam just off the coast of Cambodia.
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