The plane that crashed containing the cylinder is a V-tail 1954 Beechcraft E35 Bonanza s/n D-3882, registration N3218C.
A small, private plane crashes, leaving no trace of its victims. A mail truck is attacked - two security guards killed. A killer disappears in a burst of flame. News items too incredible to be taken seriously - except by one man. David Vincent's ...
The strange metallic cylinder floats in water thanks to a pair of visible wires.