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British Sub Lost During WWII Discovered in North Sea

It was sunk by a Nazi vessel in 1940

(Newser) - A WWII submarine that is the final resting place for at least 50 British sailors has finally been found 76 years after it was sunk off the coast of Denmark, Gizmodo reports. Records show the HMS Tarpon—which Archaeology describes as a Royal Navy T-class submarine—attacked a German vessel... More »

Metal Hunk Washes Up, Raises Slim Hope for MH370

Officials caution against speculation, say Thailand unlikely site for wreckage

(Newser) - A large chunk of metal that could be from an aircraft washed ashore in southern Thailand, but Malaysian authorities on Sunday cautioned against speculation of a link to a Malaysia Airlines flight missing almost two years. Flight MH370 is presumed to have crashed in the Indian Ocean, and only one... More »

WWII Soldiers' Remains May Have Been Found in Lake

Amphibious vehicle sank in 1945

(Newser) - Somewhere on the bottom of Italy's largest lake lie the remains of two dozen American soldiers who died when their amphibious vehicle sank in 1945 in the waning days of the fighting in Europe during World War II. Now a volunteer group's discovery of what could be the... More »

Famed Antarctic Explorer's Ship Found ... Near the Arctic

Ship found by accident in 1,000 feet of water off Greenland

(Newser) - The wreck of the SS Terra Nova, a ship most famous for taking Captain Robert Falcon Scott and his doomed party of explorers to the Antarctic in 1911, has been discovered—on the other side of the world, reports the Telegraph . The 187-foot-long vessel was discovered by accident off the... More »

Air France Searchers Recover 75 Bodies

Crash victims pulled from wreckage could be preserved by icy depths

(Newser) - A French search team has pulled another 75 victims of the Air France Flight 447 crash out of the briny depths in recent days, a spokesman for the French military police said today. He would not say what condition the bodies were in, but Reuters notes that the first two... More »

Bodies Found in Underwater Air France Wreckage

Robots find cabin and engines of crashed jet

(Newser) - Underwater robots have located the bodies of some of those who died in the Air France flight 447 crash two years ago, France’s Ecology Minister revealed on the radio today. “We have bodies… there are bodies that are still in the parts that have been found,” the... More »

Brazil Ends Hunt for Flight 447 Victims

(Newser) - Brazil's Navy and Air Force gave up their search for Air France Flight 447 victims today, citing the difficulty of finding bodies and wreckage 25 days after the crash, Reuters reports. "It's already been nine days without seeing any bodies," a Brazilian officer said. French ships will remain,... More »

No Survivors in Venezuela Crash

Wreckage of 46-passenger plane found

(Newser) - Search helicopters today found what was left of the Venezuelan passenger plane that crashed yesterday with 46 people aboard. No survivors were found in the wreckage, which was nestled among the Andes mountains at an altitude of 13,000 feet, the AP reports. The plane crashed into the mountain head-first,... More »

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