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WWII Soviet plane recovered from Russian lake

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.

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Story: Ria Novosti | Photo: RIA Novosti

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