WWII fighter found preserved in the Sahara desert

Published on May 15th, 2012 | by Admin

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A fighter plane which crashed landed in the Sahara during WWII has been found preserved by a Polish oil company worker. [Thanks to Catherine for the heads up!]

The Kittyhawk P-40 has remained unseen and untouched since it came down on the sand in June 1942 and has been hailed the “aviation equivalent of Tutankhamun’s Tomb”.

It is thought the pilot survived the crash and initially used his parachute for shelter before making a desperate and futile attempt to reach civilisation by walking out of the desert.

The RAF airman, believed to have been Flight Sergeant Dennis Copping, 24, was never seen again.

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Story: Richard Alleyne, The Telegraph | Photo: BNPS

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