WWII plane found.. A World War II plane a British pilot crashed in the Saharan Desert has been found frozen in time 70 years later. The Kittyhawk P-40 is an avi
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WWII plane found.

A World War II plane a British pilot crashed in the Saharan Desert has been found frozen in time 70 years later. The Kittyhawk P-40 is an aviation time capsule that has remained unseen and untouched since it crash-landed in June 1942. It is thought the pilot, believed to have been Flight Sergeant Dennis Copping (24), survived the crash and initially used his parachute for shelter. He may have then made a desperate and ultimately futile attempt to reach civilisation — some 200 miles away — by walking out into the desert. Now a search is to begin for the airman’s remains — as aviation experts and historians begin an operation to recover and display the P-40 aircraft in his memory. The chance find was made by an oil worker exploring a remote region of the Western Desert in Egypt. It is more than 200 miles from the nearest town in a vast expanse of largely featureless terrain.

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