Another Twist In Aircraft Engine Story

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The aircraft engine brought ashore by islands’ fisherman Barry Bennett might not part of a German plane shot down during the war, after all.

Following the find earlier this year there had been suggestions that the wreckage was part of a plane brought down by WWII military personnel based on St Agnes.

But St Mary’s diver and historian Todd Stevens says his investigation suggests it is British.

He’s inspected the wreckage with local Colin Downie and it appears that one of the blades has traces of yellow paint, a British hallmark.

After sending photographs to experts, the engine has been identified as a UK-made model that was fitted to Bulldogs, Flamingos and Empires along with others British aircraft.

Todd says he’s now going through wreck lists to see whether he can identify the downed flight.

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