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Pictured: Grahame Knott of Deeper Dorset has been leading the search.<br />
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Historians say they are on the verge of solving the 52-year-old mystery of the death of a homesick airman who stole a military plane which then crashed into the English Channel.<br />
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The tragic tale of a US Air Force mechanic Sergeant Paul Meyer has remained unsolved since the Hercules aircraft he took from a British airbase to get home vanished.