70 years after it crashed a P40E Kittyhawk has been found in the Egyptian Desert - images

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70 years after it crashed a P40E Kittyhawk has been found in the Egyptian Desert - images

A Polish team out in the Western Desert in March came across a p40 aircraft which had apparently made a forced landing in which the undercarriage collapsed. The aircraft identity has yet to be confirmed but is believed to be from 260 Squadron RAF and it's location suggests was lost during the battle of El Alamein.

Until the planes identity is confirmed, the pilot's fate remains unknown, although an unused parachute pack was found alongside the wreck, very strongly suggesting he at least walked away from the crash.

The Egyptian authorities have been informed and the Egyptian Army visited the site and removed the ammunition from the guns. It's hoped the aircraft will be preserved and recovered but nothing concrete has yet been made public.

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By netchicken: posted on 25-4-2012








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