Dive Site c 47 Dakota
MAX DEPTH 22 Metres SUNK 1946
LENGTH 65 FEET Wingspan 95 Feet
C 47 Dakota plane located in 2006 by Shaun Uden of Fish Darwin The site has been heritage listed and no anchoring is permitted at the site a buoy has been installed aprox 22m from the wreck and a line of star pickets will then lead the diver to the tail section of the wreck.
The plane is A65-115 which crashed on September 5 1946 the aircraft ditched with the starboard engine on fire 500 yards out from Mindil beach at approximately 1708 hours all 5 of the crew survived floating in the water until rescued by Catalina flying boats based in the harbour.
See brochure on the site printed by Northern Territory Government here