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Sunday, 2 June 2013

German bomber salvage attempt delayed

An attempt to raise a unique World War II German aircraft from the bottom of the English Channel has been delayed because of high winds.

Divers are now waiting until 01:00 BST to see if it will be possible to begin lifting the only surviving Dornier 17.

A spar, attached to lifting cables and struts in the wings, is to be inserted through the bomber's fuselage, which lies in 50ft of water off Kent.

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