Nazi warplane found in England Channel

Published on April 12th, 2011 | by Admin

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A rare German bomber from WWII has been found sitting at the bottom of the English Channel.

The Dornier 17 — thought to be world’s last known example — was hit as it took part in the Battle of Britain.

It ditched in the sea just off the Kent coast, southeast England, in an area known as the Goodwin Sands.

The plane came to rest upside-down in 50 feet of water and has become partially visible from time to time as the sands retreated before being buried again.

Now a high-tech sonar survey undertaken by the Port of London Authority (PLA) has revealed the aircraft to be in a startling state of preservation.

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Story: Stefano Ambrogi, Reuters | Photo: Reuters/Port of London

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