Chilean WWII Plane Found South of San José
Farmers in San Isidro de El Guarco, a Costa Rican town in the Cerro de la Muerte area south of San José, found a Chilean air force plane that had disappeared during a flight from Texas to Chile.
After an anonymous call, police this week were led to the crash site of the Vultee BT-13 Valiant, which went down in 1943 on a flight from San Antonio, Texas, according to the Chilean Embassy in Costa Rica, the Associated Press reported.
A man found selling the parts said he found the plane more than 30 years ago and said everyone in his town knew about it. “I thought authorities also knew,” Víctor Navarro told the daily La Nación.
Authorities have not recovered any sign of the remains of the plane’s pilot,Werner Martínez, and passenger, Sgt. Tomás Ayala.
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