A perfectly preserved fighter plane lost in 1942 has been discovered in the middle of the desert.
The discovery of the Kittyhawk P-40 has been described as the "the aviation equivalent of Tutankhamun's Tomb." It is thought that the pilot, Sergeant Dennis Copping, survived the crash but later died as he tried to escape the desert on foot. The wreckage was found by a Polish oil company worker who was exploring remote regions of the desert in Egypt.
"Once [the pilot] had crashed there, nobody was going to come and get him," said historian Andy Saunders. "It is more likely he tried to walk out of the desert but ended up walking to his death. It is too hideous to contemplate."
"The RAF Museum in Hendon, North London, has been made aware of the find and plans are already under way to recover it before anyone tries to strip it for scrap or souvenirs."
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Source: Daily Mail
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