Debi Hartley, a 51-year-old warehouse supervisor and his partner Graham Holden, a 54-year-old truck driver, were walking with dog Bonnie on a beach in the town of Cleethorpes on Monday when they saw the plane.
The couple initially did not understand what the wreckage was, and Hartley, who spent 45 minutes exploring it and taking pictures before identifying it, told CNN.
After returning to their homes to begin research, II. They discovered the aircraft dating back to World War II.
The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum confirmed to CNN and believed that the plane was Bristol Beaufighter TF.X with the aircraft serial number JM333 from 254 Fleet RAF.
Ian Thirsk, head of the RAF Museum collection, told CNN that both engines fell immediately after the plane took off from nearby North Coates in Lincolnshire on April 21, 1944.
“The crew was undamaged and escaped from security,” added Thirsk.
Speaking to CNN, Hartley said he was stunned to come across “incredible” debris, considering that he and his partner had walked this coastline many times before.
“I’ve never seen anything like it before in my life,” he said.
“We took the dog on his usual walk and suddenly we saw this wreck.” “It was an incredible discovery.”
“My wife has been living in Cleethorpes for 30 years and has walked on the same march (then) and has never met before.”
He said he had “never been interested in history” before the unique discovery, but now he wants to learn more about those flying the plane.
However, due to the danger of unpredictable tides on the beach of Cleethopes, people were warned not to look for debris.
“We have also received reports that it is now covered with sand,” he said.
This story has been corrected to reflect that the ship is a propeller plane.
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