Salvaging a WWII aircraft


Thorough preparation is a prerequisite for a smooth and structured and cost-effective arcraft salvaging operation. The Role of T & A Survey consists of:

  1. Conducting an environmental investigation, which shows whether soil remediation should be taken into account.    
  2. Drafting of an archaeological plan.    
  3. Performing a geotechnical investigation to determine the exact location and depth of the the aircraft parts.
  4. Drafting a plan of action based on the research results. Location-specific factors, such as the soil structure and expected depth of the airplane wreck play an important role.

Salvaging operation

After approval by all relevant authorities, the plan of action will be implemented and the actual salvaging operation can start. T&A Survey performs a layer-by-layer detection and approach with support of civil engineering equipment. There might also be an archaeological investigation. The salvaging operations are carried out accoding to strict rules and legislation due to the the possible presence of UXO.