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The English Pilot

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Here’s the well-preserved carcass of a World War II-era Curtiss P-40 warplane, discovered Thursday by a Polish oil worker deep in western Egypt’s Sahara Desert. Indications are that the lone Royal Air Force pilot tried to summon help with his radio once on the ground, and, when that failed, trekked to his death. But the airplane itself looks pretty good for sitting outside, apparently untouched, for 70 years.

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