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Airplane Wreck in Hawaii

 
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Dec 12, 2016 20:43 |  #1


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I shot this photo a few days ago. Corsair airplane crash just off Honolulu, Hawaii.

106 feet deep. Canon 5D Mk4 in Ikelite housing.

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Dec 16, 2016 01:44 |  #2

Nicely done - can we see more of it please?


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Dec 16, 2016 04:50 |  #3

Nice shot


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Dec 18, 2016 12:40 |  #4

Wow, nicely done




  
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Dec 18, 2016 14:29 |  #5

Being a fighter and it's location I'm guessing this is from the attack on Pearl.

Is that another one in the back on the left?


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Dec 18, 2016 15:18 |  #6

joeseph wrote in post #18214482 (external link)
Nicely done - can we see more of it please?

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Dec 19, 2016 14:03 |  #7

Stunning. Thanks for sharing.


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Dec 23, 2016 02:11 |  #8

This is a fairly well-known wreck off Oahu and several dive shops will take divers to it. It's about a 20 minute boat ride from the shop (I went with Island Divers - www.oahuscubadiving.co​m (external link)).

The wreck lies in about 106 feet of water and there is a current, so you'll need to be an advanced-level diver to go on it, but otherwise it's a fairly easy dive. The depth of the site produces a short bottom time of about 15 minutes and four-minute decompression stop so divers should monitor their depth/time closely. Along with garden eels, jacks and stingrays frequent the site.

The plane ended up there in 1948 when a routing mission ended abruptly when the WWII aircraft started to sputter. As the engine began to fail, the seasoned pilot managed to make a smooth water landing, wheels up, flaps slightly extended. The pilot was rescued bobbing nearby in his lifejacket, the plane wasn’t even damaged.

You can likely find more information on it via Google. Just seach for Corsair wreck Oahu.


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Jan 01, 2017 13:31 |  #9

Very nice.




  
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Feb 03, 2017 08:53 |  #10

Most interesting. Thanks for the detailed explanation!




  
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Feb 17, 2017 13:37 |  #11

saea501 wrote in post #18216813 (external link)
Being a fighter and it's location I'm guessing this is from the attack on Pearl.

Is that another one in the back on the left?

Can't be from the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Corsair did do go into production until 1942 or so.


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Feb 21, 2017 18:54 |  #12

Very nice.




  
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