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    SOH Staff .."Bartender" AussieMan's Avatar
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    Interesting Catalina find

    Read this story on another forum http://www.artificialowl.net/2009/07/abandoned-catalina-seaplane-50-years.html

    I then went looking in Google Earth and found this at these coordinates:

    2805'27.02"N 3436'30.93"E

    Cheers
    Pat


    Cheers
    Pat


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    Pretty cool! Thanks for sharing! :ernae:
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    Snuffy / Ted

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    Great story thanks
    Ted
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    ....Makes one wonder if the Catalina is still located along the shore line or someone has salvaged it by now,.......good story.
    ..."He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose" -Jim Elliot

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    Google Earth still shows the aircraft basking under the Arabian sun, watching the tide roll in.

    OBIO
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    You can enter that coordinates in regular Google and it is there as well.

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    thedude247
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    Hard to believe that shes been sitting there for 50 years, great find. Now all we have to do is hope someone will restore her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedude247 View Post
    Hard to believe that shes been sitting there for 50 years, great find. Now all we have to do is hope someone will restore her.
    It could happen. Planes in far worse shape have been restored all the way to flying condition.

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