Tag: Wreck recovery

Hispano-Suiza HS-77 engine recovered from Lake Zug in Switzerland

A Hispano-Suiza HS-77 engine (license-built version of the Hispano-Suiza HS 12Ycrs) was recovered from the Zug lake in Switzerland. The engine belonged to an EKW C-35 that crashed in the lake on 19 May 1940, killing its two crewmembers. The aircraft and its propeller, which was also recovered, will be displayed at the Transportation Museum …

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P-40 Warhawk discovered and salvaged in Ketch Straight

A Soviet Lend-Lease Curtiss P-40 Warhawk was discovered underwater in the Kertch Straight during preparation work for the construction of the Kertch Straight bridge, a road-rail bridge under construction by the Russian Federation, to span the Strait of Kerch between the Kerch Peninsula of Crimea and the Taman Peninsula of Krasnodar Krai. The aircraft was …

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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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Goodwin Sands Dornier 17 recovered

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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IL-2 Sturmovik raised from lake in Russia

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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German Army recovers a Ju 87 Stuka from the Baltic Sea

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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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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