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Airbus A330 is towed out to sea and sunk to become a diving attraction and artificial reef

Pictured: Airbus A330 is towed out to sea and sunk to become a diving attraction and artificial reef

  • The long-range aircraft was transported from Antalya using six trucks to Ibrice Port in northwestern Turkey 
  • The huge plane was then pushed out to sea and towed a mile off the coast in the Gulf of Saros 
  • It will become a diving attraction and an artificial reef and there are hopes it will revive tourism in the area  

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Incredible pictures show a huge airliner being pulled out to sea and sunk to become an artificial reef and diving attraction.

The Airbus A330 was taken from Antalya to Ibrice port in Turkey’s northwestern Edirne province, and had to be transported using six trucks.

It was then pushed out to sea and towed a mile into the Gulf of Saros.

When the plane reached its final destination it was sunk to a depth of 30 metres (98 feet) in the hope it will revive diving tourism in the area.

Among the companies that have made contributions to the project is the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline Project (TANAP).

Scroll down to see the jetliner’s amazing journey…

Engineers start sinking an Airbus A330 in the Gulf of Saros so it can become a diving attraction and an artificial reef

The long-range aircraft was transported from Antalya to Ibrice port in Turkey's northwestern Edirne province on six trucks

The long-range aircraft was transported from Antalya to Ibrice port in Turkey’s northwestern Edirne province on six trucks 

The plane was pushed out to sea and towed a mile into the Gulf of Saros ready to be sunk to a depth of 30 metres (98 feet)

The plane was pushed out to sea and towed a mile into the Gulf of Saros ready to be sunk to a depth of 30 metres (98 feet) 

It is hoped that the sunken A330 will revive diving tourism in northwestern Turkey

It is hoped that the sunken A330 will revive diving tourism in northwestern Turkey 

Winging it: The plane made for an incongruous sight, dwarfing boats nearby

Winging it: The plane made for an incongruous sight, dwarfing boats nearby 

Among the companies that have made contributions to the project is the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline Project

Among the companies that have made contributions to the project is the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline Project

 

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