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Ship wreck explorers solve decades old plane wreck mystery

Explorers Accidentally Find Decades-Old Plane Wreck

A group of explorers who hunt for ship wrecks for fun got a bit of a surprise on their last adventure.



They didn't find a ship wreck. They found a plane wreck and solved a decades-old mystery in the process.

The three explorers from Rochester, NY stumbled on the air force plane at the bottom of Lake Ontario.

It went down in 1952 -- after the engine failed and its 5-men crew parachuted to safety. The coast guard searched for it, but came up empty.

62 years later, the three ship wreck explorer friends went out on an afternoon search -- they joke that they like to sit in their boat with a beer in their hand, watching their sonar do the dirty work.

There it was, 200 feet below the surface, in almost perfect condition.

The guys say that they will leave it there for other ship wreck searchers to enjoy -- calling the wreck "it's own little museum."

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markkreutzer July 11 2014 at 5:46 AM

How about share what kind of plane it was?

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chrlbrw1122 July 11 2014 at 7:46 AM

Why print a story if you only print half the information.

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rhans43832 chrlbrw1122 July 11 2014 at 9:01 AM

That's the Huff Po- AOL Millenial way.

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tony chrlbrw1122 July 11 2014 at 1:36 PM

That b d way it b done now days. Get used to it or bend over. Have a nice day.

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quincy_maxwell tony July 11 2014 at 2:00 PM

Did they teach you English in school?

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Mac July 11 2014 at 6:57 AM

Perhaps the writer might want to share a bit of information about the plane ?

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tony Mac July 11 2014 at 1:37 PM

They wood rather not,

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kevinrd87 July 11 2014 at 8:29 AM

LOL at the image of the Niagara falls whirlpool. That is not Lake Ontario and is part of the Niagara river.

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buffalogal kevinrd87 July 11 2014 at 10:39 AM

I agree. Looking for the mist in the background.

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iltedesco buffalogal July 11 2014 at 11:54 AM

Mist describes this sham of a story pretty well. Mist is the German word for manure.

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tony kevinrd87 July 11 2014 at 1:38 PM

Pic pic pic.

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xpphil12 July 11 2014 at 7:50 AM

It looks like a B-25 built by North American.Where's my money for completing the article?

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posthuf July 11 2014 at 12:04 PM

WHAT THE F... aol!!!!!
You post a story and photos and when your readers try to click on the photos they get
"FORBIDDEN ... YOU DON'T HAVE PERMISSION TO ACCESS THIS PAGE"!!!!!!

Do you want readers or do you not!

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John posthuf July 11 2014 at 3:56 PM

Pictures work fine for me. Maybe the problem is on your end?

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vspinnet John July 11 2014 at 10:09 PM

Doesn't work for me either.

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crujr2 July 11 2014 at 7:25 AM

What about the plane that has been missing for the last couple of months?

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lbyron2 crujr2 July 11 2014 at 9:48 AM

Yes it's still missing, what's your point

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tony crujr2 July 11 2014 at 1:42 PM

It is @ a depth of 806447.99914 leages, so it will take @ least 142.8329 years to find it.

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Jersey Jack July 11 2014 at 7:03 AM

Almost perfect condition? Ha.

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the london co July 11 2014 at 7:26 AM

i love this type of stuff- i mean think about all the wreacks and then places like port royal jamacia that sank in the 1500's which was a well documented island ran by the pirtate nation(outlaw nation) where people spent 100-5000 silver and gold pieces per night-kind of like a floating vegas -they would have avoided the tax laws but the question is where would it have all been placed -would they have kept it on the island or moved it-when you look at Florida it really is like neverland pirates alligators Indians islands-in those days it would have been a swamp -tribes would have had to live in the trees because of swamp predators but could they have navigated the lucie river would the hulls have fit-a good place to hide it-in those conditions you wouldn't want to never land there as a area -you could use radio waves like sonar to locate caverns i mean we have springs so there's water flowing underwater-use the sink holes to start-soil goes somewhere -it drains like a egg timer/hourglas

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kent_hern the london co July 11 2014 at 11:56 AM

Deep breath, now focus.

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XXX123 July 11 2014 at 9:09 AM

Now lets solve Flight 19 & Amelia Earhart

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lbyron2 XXX123 July 11 2014 at 9:47 AM

Was the same type of Plane She Flew

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lbyron2 XXX123 July 11 2014 at 10:48 AM

Looks like it could be a Lockheed Electra like the type she went missing in! Do the search on line

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