Dornier DO24

France,Mediterranean

The Dornier DO 24 sea planes entered manufacturing from 1937 in France,Belgium and Germany. They were extensively used by the German Luftwaffe during world war two, and quite many wrecks of them are spread out around Europe still. After the war many of the surviving aircrft entered civil service, and in southern France, one of these airplanes rest n the deep waters outside Port-Cros. Under a flight from Ajaccio on Corsica to St. Mandrier 2.June 1949 carrying nine passengers, she flies into a storm and is forced to do an emergency landing after an engine failure. Shortly after landing, one of her floats break off and she goes down with the pilot still trapped inside. Today the wreck rest on a depth of 88 to 94 meter outside La Galere, near the islands of Port Cros. 


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Dornier DO 24

78,2 x 88,6 x 18,9 f
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
9,1 ton ( empty ) ( ? ) Ajaccio ( F )


N 43 deg 02,609 E 06 deg E 24,568 )
( Source:Ocean Zone Divers )


Picture: Dornier 24
Originally from skovheim.org
Last updated: December 2014