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Sunken WWII German bomber plane salvaged and now ashore, but what happens next?

A World War Two German bomber that was raised from the sea off the Kent coast on Monday 10th June 2013 has been brought back to shore. The Dornier 17 aircraft lay underwater for more than seventy years.

Staff from the RAF Museum have said the plane is remarkably well preserved with the tyres still inflated, the engines and propellors in good condition, and the bodywork still intact.

Our reporter David Johns spoke to David Keen from the RAF Museum about the salvage operation, the significance of the plane and what happens next.

Sunken German bomber brought in to land at Ramsgate

German war plane salvaged from sea off Kent is brought in to land at Ramsgate Credit: RAF Museum

The RAF Museum has been posting images of a salvaged German bomber plane that has been raised from the sea off the Kent coast. The Dornier 17 aircraft has been under water since World War Two. It has been underwater for the past seventy years.

The Dornier 17 aircraft has been underwater for more than 70 years Credit: RAF Museum

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