A 12-member Indian Army patrol along with a police representative recovered the wreckage of a World War II vintage US Air Force aircraft in Roing district of Arunachal Pradesh on March 30, the Ministry of Defence said.
The patrol located the aircraft debris covered by thick undergrowth and buried under five feet of snow, the Ministry said in a press release yesterday.
Based on the information received from local trekkers in Lower Dibang district through the police, a special Army patrol was sent to locate the wreckage in a remote location, 30 km from Roing.
The patrol moved through thick jungles and snow covered areas for eight days to trace out the wreckage. Seldom has anyone ventured into the area that is obscured from the air due to thick foliage, it said.
It is expected that the discovery of the vintage aircraft will lead to the revelation of some historically significant fresh inputs, the release added.
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