Plane wreckage from 1966 found in French Glacier

Published on September 4th, 2012 | by Admin


Hikers in France have found the wreckage of an Air India plane that went down in 1966, complete with an intact pouch of Indian diplomatic mail.

Rescuer Arnaud Christmann said the hikers alerted the tourist office in Chamonix that they had seen something beneath a glacier that looked like a wheel. He went to investigate and found pieces of the plane and “a gift from the mountain,” a bag containing Indian and English newspapers from 1966 and other documents, labeled “diplomatic mail.”

The Indian Embassy in Paris confirmed the discovery but gave no details.

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Story: AP | Photo: AP Photo/Arnaud Christmann/OHM

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