It was Never Heard from Again: Missing World War II Aircraft Found after 77 Years; it Crashed in 1945

It was Never Heard from Again: Missing World War II Aircraft Found after 77 Years; it Crashed in 1945

  • A missing WW II aeroplane that tragically crashed in 1945 has been found in India 77 years after its mysterious disappearance
  • The C-46 transport was located after months of tremendous search by the Clayton Kuhles-led team in the Himalayas area
  • No less than 13 people from Southern China on board the plane went with the tragic incident that left no trace of survivor

A missing C-46 transport aircraft used for World War II has been found in the Himalayas, a mountain range in Asia separating the plains of the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau.

The aircraft was located following a search in the far away area, with the discovery coming barely 80 years after it crashed with no survivors.

It was never Heard from again: Missing World War II Aircraft Found 77 Years, it Crashed in 1945
The WW II plane crashed in 1945 with all 13 people on board from China dead. Credit: Clayton Kuhles
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According to the reports in Aljazeera and other notable media in the world including Khaleejitimes, the plane mysteriously disappeared in stormy weather over a mountainous stretch of Arunachal Pradesh state in the first week of 1945.

13 people from Kunming in southern China were said to be on board when the mishap occurred with the tragic crash no survivor behind.

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It was never heard from again

Speaking on the discovery of the aircraft, a US adventurer who led the mission for the search after a request from the son of one of those on board, Clayton Kuhles, stated that nobody was unsure the plane could be discovered because it "was never heard from again."

“All I can say is that I am overjoyed, just knowing where he is. It is sad but joyous," he said.

Kuhles further stated that there were no human remains in what was left of the plane which was located on a snow-clad mountain in December 2021 after months of intense search.

Looted Benin Bronze returned to Nigeria

Meanwhile, reported that the University of Aberdeen in 2021 disclosed plans to return the Benin Bronze, a historical artefact stolen from Nigeria by the colonial imperialists.

The disclosure was made on Thursday, March 25, by Neil Curtis, Aberdeen's head of museums and special collections, who said the Bronze representing an Oba, or ruler of the Kingdom of Benin was "blatantly looted."

Thousands of artworks, sculptures, metal castings and historical artefacts were carted away by British soldiers from the old Benin Kingdom in 1897.


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