Restored WWII Mosquito warplane lands in Pungo

Restored WWII Mosquito warplane lands in Pungo

The heap of decayed wood and crumbling parts didn’t look like much, let alone a warplane.

During World War II, the wooden, twin-engine Mosquito was known for its speed, built by the British and used as a reconnaissance plane, a fighter and a bomber.

This particular Mosquito had fallen a long way since its prime. It had been used for scrap parts to repair equipment on a farm in western Canada, sitting outside for 40 years, left to withstand the elements.

Still, from those photos, Yagen saw potential. Necessary parts such as landing gear and instrument panels were still there, and pieces of remaining wing and fuselage could be used for measurements.