A Danish student was assigned a project on World War II, and took it seriously when his grandfather mentioned that a Nazi plane had crashed in a field near their home.
It’s hard to imagine why no one else ever went to investigate, but 14-year-old Daniel Rom Kristiansen did, taking his metal detector with him. He did, in fact, come across the World War II-era German plane, as well as the remains of the man who had been flying it.
Daniel’s father, Klaus Kristiansen spoke about the finding.
“We tried carefully digging with a trencher. More and more parts came up and the further we went, the more we found. We also found documents and papers in the pockets of some clothes.”
After they reported the findings police and bomb disposal came to excavate the site of the crash.