British-French Interconnector Brings Crashed WW2 Plane Back to Light

Wing out of water – Part of the wing emerges from the sea lifted by the crane (Images: National Grid)Wing out of water – Part of the wing emerges from the sea lifted by the crane (Images: National Grid)
The lost WW2 aircraft has been lifted partly from the sea after more than 75 Years

Official Press Release National Grid:

Lost WW2 aircraft lifted from the sea after more than 75 Years

A WW2 plane which crashed into the sea more than 75 years ago, has been lifted from the water.

This week, specialist divers and archaeologists completed an operation to retrieve the wreckage of a 1943 Fairey Barracuda Torpedo Bomber (believed to be No. BV739) - just in time for the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The three-seater plane, part of 810 Squadron Royal Navy Air Station, based at Lee-On-Solent is believed to have got into difficulty shortly after taking off for its test flight before crashing 500m from the coast in Portsmouth. It was found by National Grid engineers last summer during a seabed survey ahead of the construction of new subsea electricity cable between England and France. The cable, called an interconnector, will be buried in the seabed... ... More: Official Press Release National Grid

National Grid, UK, France, interconnector, grid, WW2, aircraft, Baracuda, archeaology, pilot, missing, electricity

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