Army discovers wreckage of World War II US aircraft in Arunachal

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New Delhi: Indian army has recovered wreckage of a vintage US aircraft from World War II in Roing district of Arunachal Pradesh. An official spokesman said that a 12-member Indian Army patrol along with a police representative recovered the aircraft debris covered by thick undergrowth and buried under five feet of snow on March 30.

Based on the information received from local trekkers of Lower Dibang district through the police, a special patrol of Army was sent to locate the wreckage in a remote location, 30 kms from Roing. The patrol moved cross country for 30 kilometers in thick jungles and snow covered areas for eight days to trace out the wreckage. The region had seldom been ventured by anyone in the past and is even obscured from air due to thick foliage, the spokesman said.