Tuesday 27 June 2017

Danish teenager finds Second World War plane

Members of the Danish military check for wreckage from a Second World War plane found by a teenager near Birkelse (Rene Schuetze/Polfoto via AP)
Members of the Danish military check for wreckage from a Second World War plane found by a teenager near Birkelse (Rene Schuetze/Polfoto via AP)

A teenager has found parts of a German Second World War plane that probably crashed in a swamp in northern Denmark 72 years ago - including the remains of a man who might have been its pilot.

Daniel Rom Kristiansen, 14, used a metal detector to make "the fantastic finding", local archaeologist Torben Sarauw said, adding that the parts lay five to six metres underground.

Daniel told TV2 Denmark he was checking out a story his grandfather had told about a Nazi Germany plane that had crashed nearby.

Mr Sarauw said a local museum is investigating the engine, guns and twisted fuselage parts.

He said they also unearthed a German Luftwaffe uniform and bones, plus personal items including three condoms and cigarette rolling paper.

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