Lost World War II Kittyhawk fighter found in Sahara
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11-05-2012, 12:43 PM
Lost World War II Kittyhawk fighter found in Sahara
I'm hearing the Close Encounters tones...

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The discovery of the Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk in the Sahara Desert was described by one
military historian as "the aviation equivalent of Tutankhamun's Tomb."


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The plane's cockpit is in remarkable though dusty condition.


Article here: http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/201...ilots-fate

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11-05-2012, 12:55 PM
RE: Lost World War II Kittyhawk fighter found in Sahara
The desert kept it remarkably well preserved. Poor pilot died in the desert, wandering off to find help. Sad

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11-05-2012, 12:56 PM
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That's crazy. Sucks the pilot probably didn't make it. Poor bastard probably walked until he dropped dead. 200 miles is a long way to travel the desert and even harder when you dont' know which direction to go.

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11-05-2012, 05:58 PM
RE: Lost World War II Kittyhawk fighter found in Sahara
I love the reference to Close Encounters. Gonna watch that later tonight.

Sad that the guy not only isn't likely to have survived but if he died, it wasn't a good time.

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29-01-2013, 06:00 PM
RE: Lost World War II Kittyhawk fighter found in Sahara
Are you aware of the group TIGHAR? The search for planes all over the world, cool outfit.


http://tighar.org/about.htm

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