Has anyone seen the NOVA episode about the B-29 that crash landed in Greenland? I caught about the last 3/4 of it on TV the other day.
A little background info: After the aircraft was discovered, a crew was sent to try and get it into flying condition so it could be ferried to another location for total restoration. The show chronicles their hard work in less than favorable conditions to try and get the plane off of the tundra before the winter weather struck. I don't want to give away the ending for those who haven't seen it, but I thought I was going to cry when it was all over. The video is available from PBS and I saw it on Ebay the other day for about $5 cheaper. It is definitely worth a look.
My question for those who have seen it is this: Was it not possible for the aircraft to be disassembled and transported in pieces to a better location or did the gentleman organizing the effort think that it would make for a more dramatic story to fly it out of the wilderness?
Also, does anyone know anything about the condition of Fifi, the Confederate Air Force's B-29? I had heard that she had a cracked spar or something and that there were no parts available for repair.
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