HONIARA (ABC)—Explorers may have uncovered a unique Second World War aircraft, lost in the Pacific some 80 odd years ago.

New Zealand maritime recovery firm, Sealark Exploration, believe they might have found the resting place of one of seven allied Catalina’s shot down in waters around the Solomon Islands.

They firm is contracted by the US Government to find the whereabouts of missing planes and servicemen from the conflict.

Sealark director Matt Wray said the discovery could hold the remains of servicemen who have been unaccounted for, for almost a century.

“There are over 2000 aircraft missing in the water around the Solomons and on land. The numbers around Vanuatu are over 400 and a lot are under 2000-metres of water but a lot are in accessible depths,” he said…. PACNEWS

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