After 70 years...
Frozen in the sands of time: Eerie Second World War RAF fighter plane discovered in the Sahara... 70 years after it crashed in the desert.
The pilot, Flight Sergeant Dennis Copping, RAF, is still missing, however. It appears that he survived the crash, sheltered on-site for a bit, then walked away when he realized that no one was coming.
200 miles from anywhere. Little if any provisions. Damn.
But at least the plane may make it home again. The RAF museum in Hendon is trying to get it and bring it back. Here's hoping that they succeed and restore it to flying condition again.
RIP, Flight Sergeant Copping.