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AIR-6: Wing Debris

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HURL Artifact No. AIR-6 *Denotes approximations and speculations
Name: Unknown Lost: Unknown
Artifact Type: Aircraft Wing Found: 29-Aug-2001
Nationality: *USA Dive No: PIV-021
Class or Make: Unknown Location: Defensive Sea Area
Model: Unknown Depth (m): 365m
Purpose: Unknown HURL crew: T. Kerby, C. Holloway, S. Price
Serial Number: Unknown Additional Dives:
Built/Launched: Unknown
Length: *40'
Width: *6'
Height: *8"
Circumstance of Loss: Unknown Crew Personnel/Position: Unknown
Reason of Loss: Unknown Crew Survivals/Fatalities: Unknown
Artifact History: Unknown
Artifact Condition: Only 50-60% of the wing's framework is present. 4' of the tip is in place after that only the two forward support bracings. Approximately 30' from the tip a cross brace extends which may indicate where the side of the fuselage connected. Wing is in overall heavy decay.
Additional Information: Nearest plane wreckage in the area are (2) PK-1 seaplanes without wings 650m to the North. The overall length on the PK-1 wings were upper 72' and lower 67' 2". Shape of wing tips are close in shape. Those planes were intentionally dumped.