Divers Discover World War 2 Plane

By: Dan Corchran Email
By: Dan Corchran Email

JUPITER, FL 12/27/2011 -- It was "supposed" to be a typical scuba dive.

Randy Jordan, owner of 'Emerald Charters' in Jupiter, grabbed his underwater gear and ferried a small group of divers to a spot about four miles east of the Jupiter Inlet.

"Completely random drop and the captain just dropped us right on it, just totally by accident," said Jordan.

An incredible sight.

Right in front of them -- the remains of an aircraft.

"When you backed up, you said 'that's an airplane'," said Jordan.

Upside-down on the sandy ocean floor.

What these divers did find nearly 200 feet below the ocean's surface is raising questions about who may have been in that plane when it did in fact hit the water.

Jordan sent this exclusive video to the "Warbird Information Exchange," an online source for historical aviation information.

Experts there say this aircraft could be a "Curtiss Hell-Diver SB2C,"
some of which flew in the early 1940's during the Second World War.

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  • by Steve Location: Florida native/resident, Not in Marietta on Dec 27, 2011 at 07:16 PM
    Find a good attorney(uh huh, good luck with that...)and salvage the wreckage through the legal processes. When Ballard found TITANIC he didn't do it, and punks went down to rob the resting place of antiques, personal effects, and perhaps ancient artifacts of the crew and passengers. He commented that he wished he had claimed the salvage of HMS TITANIC, to keep the place a memorial. Thanx.
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