Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Crane salvages aircraft

The seaplane is hauled from the bay at Geelong. 
Photo: Simon O'Dwyer 

Salvage crews begin lifting the crashed seaplane from Corio Bay at Cunningham Pier.

A crane was brought in last night to lift the crashed seaplane out of Corio Bay. 

 About 200 people gathered to watch Coast Guard volunteers begin the salvage of the sunken Bay City Seaplanes aircraft.

Two divers spent about 25 minutes in the water adjacent to Cunningham Pier before the plane's damaged nose and wings were raised above the waterline about 6.45pm.

The pier was cleared of people to allow the crane to remove the plane.

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority will investigate the accident.

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