A Second World War plane crashed by a British pilot in the Sahara, before he walked off to his death, has been found frozen in time 70 years later. Unseen and untouched, the Kittyhawk P-40 has been described as an aviation ‘time capsule’ after it was found almost perfectly preserved in the sands of the western desert in Egypt.
After coming down in June 1942, the pilot is thought to have survived the crash and initially used his parachute for shelter before making a desperate and futile attempt to reach civilisation by walking out of the desert.

A Second World War plane crashed by a British pilot in the Sahara, before he walked off to his death, has been found frozen in time 70 years later. Unseen and untouched, the Kittyhawk P-40 has been described as an aviation ‘time capsule’ after it was found almost perfectly preserved in the sands of the western desert in Egypt.

After coming down in June 1942, the pilot is thought to have survived the crash and initially used his parachute for shelter before making a desperate and futile attempt to reach civilisation by walking out of the desert.


Source: Daily Mail
1 year ago • 51 notes • May 10th
Tagged with military  war  plane  aviation  Kittyhawk  Sahara  desert  crash  P-40  WWII  World War  Egypt  1942  
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