Google Maps user spots eerie image of plane shell left untouched for 51 years

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A Google Maps user has spotted an eerie image of the shell of a plane left untouched since the 1970s.

The picture of a crashed plane, uploaded to Reddit, was discovered on Big Diomede, a remote island between Alaska and Russia.

After a bit of investigation, one internet user suggested that the plane was the remains of a Lisunov Li-2 belonging to Soviet Border Troops that crashed on June 13, 1970.

There is no air strip on the island but some flights were carried out in order to transport supplies.

The crew members were injured and the green hull of the plane remains visible to this day.

The island of Big Diomede has been left without permanent inhabitants since the Second World War.

It is owned by the Russians while its smaller brother, Little Diomede, is owned by the US across the Bering Strait and has around 115 permanent residents.

The islands are significant because they are on either side of the International Date Line, meaning Big Diomede is almost a day ahead of Little Diomede in terms of time.

This is not the first time a Google Maps user has found spooky evidence of a plane crash on the site.

Recently a user uploaded a picture of an eerie "ghost plane" at the site of a deadly plane crash in the US that killed 273.

The spooky passenger jet can be seen near where American Airlines Flight 191 crash landed in Des Plaines, Illinois.

It is missing a right wing and front end of its fuselage in a grim reminder of the tragedy and the US's deadliest airline accident.

The domestic passenger flight plunged to Earth just moments after take-off from O'Hare International Airport on May 25 1979.

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  • Plane Crash

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