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A B737-200 Sank Into Deep Water Today!

Sun Jan 15, 2006 5:09 pm

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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RE: A B737-200 Sank Into Deep Water Today!

Sun Jan 15, 2006 5:20 pm

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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RE: A B737-200 Sank Into Deep Water Today!

Sun Jan 15, 2006 5:22 pm

I believe it was already discussed in this topic:
Ex CP 732 Become Artificial Reef (by YVRtoYYZ Jan 15 2006 in Civil Aviation)