An oil exploration team deep in the Egyptian desert has stumbled upon the well preserved wreckage of a World War II RAF fighter plane, which seems to have crash landed. The plane is a British Royal Air Force Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk.
Whether out of fuel, or damaged by ground fire, the pilot belly landed the plane, tearing off the wheels and prop, got out, closed the canopy behind him, and disappeared into the desert.
So far, research has not revealed the fate of the pilot, but that is an incredibly desolate landscape. I can see dying of thirst easily there, and quickly. It would no doubt be better to stay with the plane, unless you were sure of what direction you wanted to go, and how far you needed to go.