This WWII Plane Lay Frozen In Time For 72 Years – But Then A Heatwave Uncovered Its Secrets

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Image: Edvard Majakari
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It’s August 2018 and Europe has been sweltering in an unusually severe heat wave. High in the Swiss Alps a glacier, the Gauli, has been receding in the unaccustomed heat. And as it melts it reveals evidence of dramatic incident from 1946. Indeed, it was in this very spot in November that year where an American C-53 Skytrooper plane smashed into the mountain side.

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