These remains of what appears to be a WWII bomber were discovered on the Goodwin Sands at the end of August 2018. A radial engine lies close by. Despite being surveyed twice by Dover Harbour Board’s archaeological contractor, this site was not identified as an aircraft crash site but as a ‘seafloor disturbance’.
The area of the seabed where this aircraft lies is about to be dredged to use as landfill for Dover’s new dock development. Goodwin Sands SOS is very concerned that other aircraft crash sites lying undetected in the dredge and buffer zones will be affected by the dredging. Military aircraft crash sites are protected under law and should not be disturbed in any way.
Please visit https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/goodwin-sands-sos-stop-the-dredge to sign our petition against the plans to dredge the Goodwin Sands.
Thank you! The Goodwin Sands SOS team.