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Workers Recover Parts Of The Seaplane

Parts of the Turtle Airways Beaver (DHC-2) seaplane that sank in waters off Nadi was salvaged yesterday. It is confirmed that the propeller and other parts of the aircraft have
28 Dec 2017 11:49
Workers Recover Parts Of The Seaplane
A barge tries to remove part of the sunken sea plane at Wailoaloa in Nadi yesterday. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIAaA barge tries to remove part of the sunken sea plane at Wailoaloa in Nadi yesterday. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Parts of the Turtle Airways Beaver (DHC-2) seaplane that sank in waters off Nadi was salvaged yesterday.

It is confirmed that the propeller and other parts of the aircraft have been salvaged in Wailoaloa.

This is after a group of personnel from the Turtle Airways, staff of All Engineering Limited and Police were present at the site during the salvage exercise.

The operation will continue today.   

In an earlier interview, Turtle Airways managing director Richard Evanson Jr said the salvage of the aircraft would take longer because he expects delays in the process.

The Turtle Airways Beaver (DHC-2) seaplane sank after it encountered problems during take-off at Wailoaloa in Nadi on Sunday afternoon.

Five passengers and a pilot were on board at the time of the accident. They were rescued and given the necessary attention by Turtle Airways management and staff.

Mr Evanson Jr said Turtle Airways was also taking care to ensure the safe salvaging of the aircraft – and the process must not be rushed.

Edited by Percy Kean

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