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WWII bomber salvage attempt delayed

An attempt to raise a Second World War German aircraft from the English Channel has been cancelled because of high winds.

Divers had hoped to begin lifting the only surviving Dornier 17 at 21:00 BST but have decided to delay the bid.

The plan, devised by the RAF Museum, has been repeatedly hit by bad weather.

The salvage team are hopeful the project will continue as soon as the weather improves.

Ian Thirsk from the RAF Museum told BBC News that they would not give up.

  • 03 Jun 2013
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