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World War II plane crash: Long lost World War II plane remains uncovered

A World War II plane crash mystery has been solved when the bodies of four British airmen and the plane they were flying was discovered in a remote area of the Canadian mountains. Canada Journal reports that the bodies of Sergeant William Baird from the Royal Canadian Air Force, and three members of the British Royal Air Force – Pilot Officer Charles Fox, Pilot Officer Anthony William, and Sgt. Robert Luckock.were discovered.

"They came across some debris in the forest, and they figured it was a plane crash," Michael Pegg of Teal-Jones Cedar Products Ltd., said. It was their engineers who uncovered the World War II plane crash remains. On October 30, 1942, an Avro Anson twin-engine plane disappeared. It never came back from its training flight in southern Vancouver Island.

Regional Coroner Matt Brown refers to this as a "wild" case, saying:

"In May of this year, members of the Coroner’s Service as well as a number of specialists from National Defense went into the area and performed a very, thorough recovery effort."

Other items found from the plane crash were the engine, wheels, and other mangled up parts. A boot, shoes, and jacket were also found in the 71-year-old wreckage.

Brown said officials have told the airmen's families about the World War II plane crash remains. There were some siblings in Alberta who are now reportedly in their 90s.