Graphic illustration of plan to lift Dornier 17 bomber
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Race is on for German Dornier 17 bomber salvage attempt

A plan to raise the only surviving World War II Dornier 17 bomber from the English Channel has run into difficulties due to bad weather.

Experts salvaging the German aircraft, which is lying in 50ft of water at Goodwin Sands, off the Kent coast, have had to ditch their original strategy.

Ian Thirsk from the RAF Museum has been explaining the faster but riskier approach which will now take place.

  • 31 May 2013
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