WWII Soviet plane recovered from Russian lake
Published on June 26th, 2012 | by Admin0
It seems that a lot of planes are being found underwater lately. The latest is a Societ fighter-bomber from WWII that was recovered from a lake in Northern Russia last thursday. [Thanks for the link Chulian!]
The Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik was under 17 meters of water.
Its recovery followed a “truly remarkable” week-long operation initiated by the son of the pilot, who was forced to land the plane on the ice of Lake Krivoye in the northern Murmansk region, in November 1943, a Defense Ministry spokesman told RIA Novosti.
Story: Ria Novosti | Photo: RIA Novosti