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New scheme to lift WWII Dornier aircraft

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.

A revised plan involves attaching cables at three points to the aircraft itself before attempting the lift.

The team behind the salvage hope to put the new plan into practice next week, weather permitting.

Nick Higham explains the new scheme.

  • 31 May 2013
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