World War II "Lost Squadron" aircraft discovered on a glacier

Example of a P-38 that crashed in Greenland

Example of a P-38 that crashed in Greenland

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The P-38 Lightning was buried under nearly 90 meters of ice, in Greenland. Researchers mean to take the plane from the site and get it flying again.

In July of 1942, in the middle of World War II, eight American planes moving between secret bases in Newfoundland, Greenland and Iceland, in the North Atlantic, faced a great storm and ended up having to make an emergency landing on a glacier in the southeast of Greenland.

In July, more than 70 years later, researchers found one of the planes, a P-38 Lightning (there were six, along with two B-17 bombers), under some 90 meters of ice, reports Live Science - the story was first released in early August by Popular Mechanics, after an announcement by Arctic Hot Point Solutions.

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