Comment: Your comment would make perfectly good sense

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Your comment would make perfectly good sense

IF the 'tail' hadn't been connected to a wing, and a 'silver aircraft shape'.

"she saw a silver object in the shape of an aircraft on the water", followed by "I took a closer look and was shocked to see what looked like the tail and wing of an aircraft on the water,"