World War II aircraft found while digging pond in Lalmonirhat
Published: 06:50 PM, 17 October 2020 Updated: 07:19 PM, 17 October 2020
Air Force members in excavation work to rescue the aircraft wreckage
The wreckage of a crashed World War II fighter aircraft has been discovered while digging a pond in Lalmonirhat on Friday afternoon.
Air Force, police and fire service have recovered the wreckage of a World War II fighter aircraft at Guriyadaha village in Gokunda UP of Sadar upazila in Lalmonirhat.
According to the police, Rezaul, a resident of Gariyadaha Dararapar village, started digging a pond on his land. At one stage of the excavation, the workers saw the wreckage of the aircraft. At that time, the locals informed the Sadar police.
Later, the police went to the spot, occupied the place, stopped the excavation work, and sent news to the concerned departments.
On Saturday morning, Lalmonirhat Unit of Air Force, Lalmonirhat Fire Service and police jointly started excavation work to rescue the aircraft.
Meanwhile, eyewitnesses claimed that the pilot's ring and some ammunition had been recovered from the wreckage.
The excavation team is also looking for the cockpit and the skeletal remains of the pilot from the wreckage.
It is thought to be a US warplane used during World War II in 1944. The ring used by the pilot of the aircraft has also been recovered.
Air Force official Flight Lieutenant Masud said, “The rescue operation has been started by digging over the information of the locals. When the rescue is over, a press briefing will be held highlighting all the complete information.”