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A B737-200 Sank Into Deep Water Today!  
User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2542 times:

An ex-CP B732 was sunk today in the Pacific Ocean, just off Chemainus, a city close to where I live, in British Columbia Canada. This 732 is part of the amazing artificial reefs off the coast of British Columbia, which include a sister aircraft, as well as other old time ships. Apparently this area has some amazing natural reefs, and it is hoped that the artificial ones will be used to attract even more visitors who will then be amazed by the natural ones... I wish that instead of the desert, more retired aircraft served other purposes.

Don't know what registration this particular aircraft sported, but here's a pic of one CP 732, before the airline was gulped by Air Canada.


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Photo © Frank C. Duarte Jr.



News story: http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/natio.../2006/01/14/plane-reef-060114.html

[Edited 2006-01-15 09:10:03]

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User currently offlineSkydrol From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 985 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2514 times:

It would be interesting if the corrosion rate and overall lifespan of the fuselage would be documented while submerged in the sea water.



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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2506 times:

I believe it was already discussed in this topic:

Ex CP 732 Become Artificial Reef (by YVRtoYYZ Jan 15 2006 in Civil Aviation)


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