Picture of the tail section of the RAAF Douglas C-47 Dakota, callsign VH-CIJ, as it rests at -25m at Site Six in Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea, discovered by the wreckdivers.tv team in 2012 after it disappeared in a tropical storm on September 11, 1945
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The last couple of days before leaving PNG where more hectic than usual, as things tend to be when there is an imminent departure to somewhere else. We ended up doing two days of three dives each day, the most intense days in the whole project.
This is a side scan sonar map showing pieces of wreckage and how they are spread out over Site Six, and some annotation that where done in the early stages of our explorations. Kasper also did an excellent and absolutely necessary job joining each section by rope, saving us enormous amounts of time in navigation later on, […]
An RAAF Douglas C-47 transport aircraft with nineteen on board, which disappeared minutes after takeoff from Milne Bay in New Guinea in September 1945, may have been re-located. An Australian tour boat operator, as well as Norwegian and Danish divers, has found aircraft wreckage in 20 metres of water in the same location where oil, […]
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- The Lost Dakota Tailsection December 5, 2013
- Casualties of “The Lost Dakota” / Fallecidos de “El Dakota Perdido” November 17, 2013
- Final thoughts on The Lost Dakota November 11, 2013