Glacier Girl is a Lockheed P-38 Lightning World War II fighter plane that was recently restored to operable condition after being buried beneath ice on a remote Greenland ice cap for nearly fifty years.
On July 15, 1942, its squadron was forced to make an emergency landing en route to the British Isles and subsequently rescued. Glacier Girl, along with five other P-38 fighters and two B-17 bombers, was eventually buried beneath 270 feet of ice. Almost fifty years later, in 1992, the plane was brought to the surface after years of excavation and transported to Middlesboro, Kentucky, where it was restored to flying condition.
On June 22, 2007, Glacier Girl departed Teterboro Airport, New Jersey to fly across the Atlantic Ocean to Duxford, England in order to complete the flight it had begun sixty-five years earlier. On June 28, however, a coolant leak in the second engine grounded the plane in Goose Bay, Newfoundland.
In 2007 "Glacier Girl" was sold to air museum in Texas for about 5,500,000 dollars (USD).