German WWII Dornier to be raised from Goodwin Sands


Ian Thirsk, from the RAF Museum at Hendon, explains how a Dornier plane was found and identified on the Goodwin Sands off the coast of Kent.

He told the BBC's Nick Higham: "This aircraft is a unique aeroplane and it's linked to an iconic event in British history, so its importance cannot be overemphasised, nationally and internationally. It's one of the most significant aeronautical finds of the century."

The plan now is to raise the rare German warplane from the sea and put it on show at Hendon.

Sonar images of the Dornier plane on the Goodwin Sands courtesy of PORT OF LONDON/RESON. The still photos of other Do 17 Z in action were taken in late 1939/1940.

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