Tag Archive: Wreck recovery

Dec 09 2013

Italian Air Force recovers Reggiane Re.2000 submerged since 1943

The Italian Air Force has recovered a Reggiane Re.2000 that was submerged since 1943, when it crashed in the sea near La Spezia in 1943 during a training mission. The recovery was done graciously by Micoperi, the company responsible for putting back afloat the cruise ship Costa Concordia. The aircraft  is currently in a desalination …

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Jun 13 2013

Goodwin Sands Dornier 17 recovered

Photo Andy Hudson (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

After several delays due to bad weather conditions, the recovery of the Goodwin Sands Dornier 17 was successfully carried out on June 10. The aircraft, believed to be the sole survivor of its type in the world, was lying inverted under 50 ft of water. It will be transported for restoration and later exposed at the …

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Jun 24 2012

IL-2 Sturmovik raised from lake in Russia

A Soviet Air Force Il-2M Sturmovik. (Source: Wikipedia)

An Il-2 Shturmovik was raised from a lake in Russia recently. The aircraft made an emergency landing on the frozen lake on November 25, 1943. The crew of two was able to leave the aircraft but it subsequently fell through the ice and sank to the bottom of the lake. According to this article from …

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Jun 13 2012

German Army recovers a Ju 87 Stuka from the Baltic Sea

A flight of Ju 87 Stuka over the Eastern Front in December 1943. (Photo Bundesarchiv)

A rare Junkers Ju 87 Stuka dive-bomber has been recovered from the Baltic Sea floor by a German Army recovery team. The aircraft was lying at a depth of 60 ft and appears to be in relatively good condition. This is the third rare German aircraft to be recovered from the sea in a matter …

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Jun 04 2012

Rare Heinkel He 115 recovered from the sea in Norway

After the  recovery of a rare Heinkel He 219 in Denmark in April, a just-as-rare German Heinkel He 115 floatplane has been recovered from the sea near Stavanger in Norway. The aircraft was lying on its back under 60 ft of water since World War II. Although it appears to be in a remarkable state …

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