A Danish 14-year-old has unearthed a German warplane from the Second World War while working on a school history project.
Daniel Kristiansen and his father Klaus decided to explore a field their farm near Birkelse in Denmark to see if they could find anything to show his classmates.
Family tradition held that a plane had crashed there during the war though Klaus said he had never really believed it.
But after finding pieces of metal the pair borrowed a digger from a neighbour and removed about 7 metres of earth.
What they discovered was the wreckage of a Messerschmitt, the remains of its pilot and his identity documents.
Once they had reported the find, explosives experts had to be called in to dispose of any munitions.
The find was then donated to a local museum.
Resterne af et tysk Messerschmitt-fly fra Anden Verdenskrig er fundet ved Birkelse i Nordjylland. Fundet blev gjort inden for Nordjyllands historiske Museums ansvarsområde, og derfor har nogle af vores arkæologer nu været ude i området og har hentet alt – vragdele, tøjrester m.m. – så eksperter kan fastslå den kulturhistoriske værdi af fundet, som blev gjort af far og søn i forbindelse med et skoleprojekt. I morgen kigger konservatorer på resterne af det organiske materiale – blandt andet næsten en hel faldskærm – og derefter vil vi vide mere. Vi opdaterer vores facebookside her, når der er nyt at fortælle.Posted by Nordjyllands Historiske Museum on Tuesday, 7 March 2017
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