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

by David Johns (@davidjohns_itv)

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 WWII bomber due to come in to shore soon

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ETA for #Dornier17 arrival at Ramsgate is still 3pm. We will be there, tweeting live pics.

Staff from the RAF Museum has been posting live updates on social media about when they expect a salvaged German bomber aircraft from WWII to be brought in to shore at Ramsgate. The Dornier 17 has been under water off the Kent coast for more than seventy years.

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