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    Dive O‘ahu says "An advanced dive setting in about 105 feet [32 m] of water, the Corsair is the only wreck visited by divers in Hawaii that was not intentionally sunk. While on a training mission off the coast of Hawaii Kai in 1946, the pilot ran out of fuel and safely bailed out, leaving the plane to rest on the sandy bottom."

    Wikipedia says that the [Chance Vought F4U] Corsair "served in some air forces until the 1960s, following the longest production run of any piston-engined fighter in history (1940–1953)." (F4Uコルセア (戦闘機))

    Mark Griffith, j.gami, ultramac, and 19 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Nemo's great uncle 113 months ago | reply

      @mark: The coral has had close to 60 years to grow.
      BTW, you've seen this before.
      Corsair #005 Paul (2002/11/15)

    2. Mark Griffith 113 months ago | reply

      I knew there was a reason I liked this, I like this one even better.

    3. nthtch 113 months ago | reply

      Reminds me of a book I have...

    4. Nemo's great uncle 113 months ago | reply

      @amarshwren: Not my father's war. Or my country's for that matter.

    5. Elizabeth_ jE. 112 months ago | reply

      Wow great shot.
      sooo.. you underwater housing for you camera goes well then?

    6. Nemo's great uncle 112 months ago | reply

      @lumeah: So far there are none of the lockups that plagued the housing for my Olympus 750.

    7. Nemo's great uncle 111 months ago | reply

      @alandersen: Thanks for dropping by.

    8. Longun & co 98 months ago | reply

      I'm trying to get a new group going - if you'd like to submit this photo, it is the sort of thing that ought to be included.

      www.flickr.com/groups/planewrecks/

      Thanks

    9. Nemo's great uncle 95 months ago | reply

      @whiteblot: done.

    10. *Saariy* 95 months ago | reply

      Nice work. Excellent shot. Beautiful picture
      This fabulous flickr photo was faved in www.flickr.com/groups/FaveMyFaves

    11. Tarky7 87 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Raelians Rulez, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group. i don't think you are a cultist...but we luv your creations ne way..pls post...so we know what we aren't looking for. =^-^=

    12. malynda wilson 74 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called World War II and Warbirds, and we'd love to have this added to the group! Great shot!

    13. Nemo's great uncle 74 months ago | reply

      @malynda: The Corsair had a long post-War career. This crash was during a training exercise in 1946.

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