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Wreckage of a WWII plane that crashed 70 years ago is found in the Sahara Desert

Wreckage of a WWII plane that crashed 70 years ago is found in the Sahara Desert

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  1. A valuable Spitfire has been lost to the nation after an “ill-conceived” deal by the RAF Museum to exchange it for the recovery of another aircraft that it is unlikely ever to receive; it has been revealed. Museum bosses “paid” a salvage team an original Spitfire from their collection to retrieve a Second World War RAF Kittyhawk P40 plane that was found intact in the Sahara Desert 70 years after it crashed. But three years on and the museum, of which Prince Phillip is a patron, has conceded they may have lost the Spitfire with nothing to show for it after the political unrest in Egypt stalled negotiations to bring the Kittyhawk back to Britain…..

  2. fix it up take it home give it a new paint job no body would know it be lost plane found taking history to the grave where it belongs

  3. CNN is fake news for Greater Israhell! @1.01 / 52 imperial gallons= 236 litres of jet fuel . 2+3+6 =11 or AA or Start!!

  4. There's a book- "A Missing Plane" by Susan Sheehan. A crashed American WWII cargo plane was discovered in the mountains in Borneo, I believe in the 1980's, by natives who were hunting birds. The U.S. army forensics team was sent to recover the skeletal remains of passengers and crew, and identify them. My uncle Frank Ginter was one of the passengers, it turns out. If you are interested in this kind of thing, read the book.

  5. Does anyone know what happened to it? Is it in a museum? If yes, in which one? It`s difficult to find anything about it in web.

  6. They say Nazis but it was really the Germans as not all individual German soldiers and airmen were Nazis like not all US army personnel now are Republicans.

  7. The egyptians painted it different and put it outside one of their museums. Awful.
    Let’s go get it……..

  8. That was an amazing plane and an awesome story,,,, such a cool find and thanks to these guys that found our history.🌎✌🏼👍🏻

  9. Lol search party are they serious? Good fuckn luck he’s probably under 4 feet of sand by now that’s literally an impossible task.

  10. According to the monthly magazine  Britian at war for March 2018 this airframe was taken over by the Egyptian authorities and " refurbished " and is now found in their so called museum , seen the pictures , totally WRONG colours , It never carried shark mouth on the chin and does not have the wheel wells that these air frames had , wheels are not standard and the repaired metal work is a mess, not to mention the DISRESPECT this so called repair /refurbishment shows to a missing airman, Its shameful

  11. Great find… Would be stupid to try and get it airworthy again after being exposed to the elements for so long. Restore it yes, but for DISPLAY only! Or leave it as is for display.

  12. I'm freaking out that's my great great great grandfather beacuse my mum said his name was Denis copping and my nan said two img my nan said I omg omg MY NAN HAS HIS BAGE AND IM HIS FAMILY OMG

  13. I know it was my great great great grandpas plane his name was Denis and hole was 24 then he crashed it it chradhed in 1949

  14. It doesn't appear to me that this plane crashed but rather that it was landed otherwise it would have crashed nose first and would have been totally destroyed. Almost everything is intact.

  15. If indeed the pilot didn't make it out i hope the British Govt tries to find him and takes him home and buried with honors – leave no man behind.

  16. The mystery has been solved after this plane disappeared. So the Egyptian AF Museum took it upon themselves to "restore" it. But proceeded to completely screw it up. Here is a picture:

  17. From a guy on Flickr called "Libyan Soup": In June of 2012, a group of recovery experts, lead by the Royal Air Force Museum's Tim Manna, recovered the remains of the aircraft from the crash site. On 13th September 2012 photographs of the recovery of the aircraft were published online. In a further twist, during the recovery, it became evident that the bogies were retracted at impact, which is contrary to the suggestions from the 1942 flight reports which stated the aircraft had stuck landing gear. The aircraft is currently stored in a shipping container outside the perimeter of the museum in El Alamein. Some say this is because the museum doesn't want it. Other reports say there are plans to display the aircraft at the museum at former RAF Hendon, London, UK.

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