Saturday, November 30, 2013

"Tutankhamun's Tomb of Aviation History": The Lost Kitty Hawk

From the Nov. 26, 2013, Perth Now "A World War II Kitty Hawk fighter has been recovered intact from the Sahara Desert,"

British Flight Sergeant Dennis Copling was returning a damaged P-40 Kitty Hawk fighter to repair center in Egypt and was never seen again. His plane was recently found and declared the "Tutankhamun's Tomb of Aviation History.

An oil worker came across it some 400 km from the nearest town, evidently uncovered by shifting sands. The pilot, Sgt. Copling likely set out on foot after the crash. Human remains were found a few kilometers away from the crash site.

GreGen

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