The wreckage of a World War-II era US Air Force aircraft, buried under five feet of snow, has been found in Arunachal Pradesh’s district, the Indian Army
A 12-member Army patrol, along with a police representative, recovered the aircraft remains which was covered with thick undergrowth on March 30.
Based on the information received from local trekkers through the police, personnel of the Spear Corps found out the wreckage buried under five feet of snow in a remote area, around 30 km from district headquarter town of Roing.
Troops from #IndianArmy discovered the wreckage of a World War II vintage US Air Force aircraft in Roing district #ArunachalPradesh. 12 member patrol successfully carried out arduous task on 30 Mar 2019. The patrol located aircraft debris covered under deep snow.@easterncomd pic.twitter.com/w1jTKmIFCC
— ADG PI – INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) April 4, 2019
A few items of the 1941 aircraft were collected by the patrol team without disturbing the wreckage, Kohima-based Defence Spokesman Col Chiranjit Konwer said in a statement.
The region had seldom been ventured by anyone in the past and is even obscured from the air due to thick foliage, the spokesman said.
“The discovery of the vintage aircraft and other warlike stores will definitely lead to the revelation of some historical inputs. The Army patrol is in the location searching for more details,” Konwer added.
Wreckages of World War II era have been found in the state earlier also.
In July last year, excavated remains of soldiers, including fragments of bones, and artifacts of a US Air Force B-24 bomber and a C-109 aircraft that had crashed in present-day Arunachal Pradesh during the World War II were sent off to the US.