Wreckage of WW-II USAF aircraft found in LDV

ITANAGAR, Apr 4: The wreckage of a World War-II era US Air Force (USAF) aircraft, buried under five feet of snow, has been found in Lower Dibang Valley District (LDV).
A 12-member army patrol, along with a police representative, recovered the aircraft’s remains, which were covered with thick undergrowth, on 30 March, the Indian Army said in a release.
The patrol team located the WW-II vintage USAF aircraft in Roing, the district headquarters of LDV.
“Based on the information received from local trekkers through police, a special patrol of the army was sent to locate the wreckage in a remote location, 30 kms from Roing,” it said.
The patrol moved cross-country for 30 kms through thick jungles and snow-covered areas for eight days to trace the wreckage.
The region had seldom been ventured into by anyone in the past and is even obscured from air due to thick foliage, it said.
“The discovery of the vintage aircraft and other warlike stores will definitely lead to revelation of some historical facts,” the release said.
The army patrol was at the location searching for more details at the time of filing this report, the release added. (PTI)