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World War-II missing plane found

By The Assam Tribune

ITANAGAR, June 20 � Wreckage of another US fighter plane missing in action since World War-II was recovered by an amateur trekker from a dense forest in East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh, officials said today.

Parts of the wreckage, a bullet, a metal plate with words �Black Hawk� inscribed on it and some human bone parts were received from a villager of Chayang Tajo circle, Deputy Commissioner of the district T Bam said.

The young villager claimed that he spotted the wreckage, strewn over several places, in a dense forest amidst towering mountain ranges where he reached after trekking for a week.

Bam said he is awaiting instructions from higher authorities from the State capital for forensic examination of the remnants and for recovery of the whole wreckage from the spot.

Several US fighter planes had gone missing in Arunachal Pradesh and neighbouring areas while maintaining supply line to allied forces fighting against the Japanese during WW-II.

A US Defence team had conducted a search in different places with the help of IAF helicopters last year for detection of more wreckages. � PTI

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World War-II missing plane found

ITANAGAR, June 20 � Wreckage of another US fighter plane missing in action since World War-II was recovered by an amateur trekker from a dense forest in East Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh, officials said today.

Parts of the wreckage, a bullet, a metal plate with words �Black Hawk� inscribed on it and some human bone parts were received from a villager of Chayang Tajo circle, Deputy Commissioner of the district T Bam said.

The young villager claimed that he spotted the wreckage, strewn over several places, in a dense forest amidst towering mountain ranges where he reached after trekking for a week.

Bam said he is awaiting instructions from higher authorities from the State capital for forensic examination of the remnants and for recovery of the whole wreckage from the spot.

Several US fighter planes had gone missing in Arunachal Pradesh and neighbouring areas while maintaining supply line to allied forces fighting against the Japanese during WW-II.

A US Defence team had conducted a search in different places with the help of IAF helicopters last year for detection of more wreckages. � PTI