Spitfire that crashed in Monaghan in 1942 will be excavated tomorrow

A British spitfire that crashed in Monaghan in 1942 will be excavated tomorrow.

The Battle of Britain fighter plane crashed into a County Monaghan Farm along the border with the pilot managing to escape as it came down.

While the Irish Army cleared the site at the time, there are still parts of the spitfire buried in the impact crater at the site.

A group of Queen’s University surveyors, aviation historians and archaeologists will conduct the dig tomorrow and the uncovered pieces will be given to Monaghan County Museum for display.

Liam Bradley curator at Monaghan County Museum, says that the spitfire is an important part of the history of the border region: