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SMURFY1967
08-09-2006, 04:09 PM
Hi all,
read today of a Fw189 recovered in Russia after 50 years in a forest.Shot down by Hurricanes it dived into the forest with the pilot almost managing to pull it out but failing by a small margin,apparently 2 crew died but the pilot lived and spent a couple of weeks trekking back to his own base.They foundf it and it`s now been transported under a British owner for rebuild in the Czech Republic,he reported finding a fair amount of spares and missing items from various parts of the world,including 2 new crated engines!!!.Wondered if anyone had a link to some pictures,or any more info.The guy is trying to get it to flying condition,but hit the financial buffers.

SMURFY1967
08-09-2006, 04:09 PM
Hi all,
read today of a Fw189 recovered in Russia after 50 years in a forest.Shot down by Hurricanes it dived into the forest with the pilot almost managing to pull it out but failing by a small margin,apparently 2 crew died but the pilot lived and spent a couple of weeks trekking back to his own base.They foundf it and it`s now been transported under a British owner for rebuild in the Czech Republic,he reported finding a fair amount of spares and missing items from various parts of the world,including 2 new crated engines!!!.Wondered if anyone had a link to some pictures,or any more info.The guy is trying to get it to flying condition,but hit the financial buffers.

Chuck_Older
08-09-2006, 04:24 PM
All I know is what you've described, and that the aircraft was in remarkable condition, and that the pilot was reunited with 'his' Uhu a few years back, he simply could not beleive it

NekoReaperman
08-09-2006, 04:41 PM
It crashed in the 50's?

ARCHIE_CALVERT
08-09-2006, 05:27 PM
There was a write up in the 'Aeroplane' a few months ago, I'm afraid the pilot died shortly after it was published...

Chase a copy up if your in a mind to, its a good read with plenty of photo's...

russ.nl
08-09-2006, 05:56 PM
I know of a fw190 that was found in a russian forrest. I have a video of the plane in the forrest on my hd. It was posted here a while ago. I'll try to find the site where it is from.

russ.nl
08-09-2006, 06:24 PM
Sorry I can't find where I got the video from. Also posted here ones was a forgotten Mig-3 that is being restored.

Chuck_Older
08-10-2006, 06:41 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by NekoReaperman:
It crashed in the 50's? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

No, it crashed in the woods

KG26_Alpha
08-10-2006, 08:03 AM
One Fw 189 survives today. Its story starts when on May 4 1943 Fw 189 V7+1H (werke Nr. 2100) based at Pontsalenjoki took off on a mission to photograph the Loukhi III airbase from an altitude of 20,000 ft, then to continue north along the Murmansk-Leningrad railway. Approximately 31 minutes after taking off V7+1H was attacked by Soviet Hawker Hurricane fighters. The aircraft nose dived to escape the fighters but owing to damage already suffered could not pull out in time and struck the treetops. The tail was torn off, and the crew nacelle left hanging upside down within the trees. The pilot, Lothar Mothes, survived but one crewman had been killed in the crash and the second died from loss of blood as a result of a severed leg. Incredibly, the pilot was able to survive two weeks in sub-zero temperatures, evading Russian patrols while eating bark and grubs as he walked back to his base. Lothar Mothes spent the next nine months in a hospital recovering from severe frostbite before returning to the front lines to eventually fly another 100 missions. In 1991, the wreckage of V7+1H was found in the Russian forest where it had remained for 48 years. The aircraft was purchased by a group of British aircraft enthusiasts and was shipped to the UK, arriving in the town of Worthing, West Sussex in March 1992. The "Focke Wulf 189 Restoration Society" was formed to restore the aircraft to flying condition. Her pilot met up again with his aircraft in 1996 at Biggin Hill airshow.


NOTE:

Airplane Monthly has a running article on this restoration.