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Vintage seaplane stranded near Gulf beach during movie shoot

3 years 3 months 2 weeks ago Wednesday, July 01 2015 Jul 1, 2015 July 01, 2015 11:04 AM July 01, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

ORANGE BEACH, AL - A World War II-era seaplane is foundering in the surf on the northern Gulf Coast after a mishap during filming.

The vintage PBY-6A flying boat has been partially submerged near the Alabama-Florida state line since Monday. Crews towed it near the beach after the aircraft began taking on water further offshore.

Workers are now trying to figure out how to get the aircraft out of the water.

The twin-engine aircraft was built in 1945. It's being used in the filming of a new Nicholas Cage movie about the U.S.S. Indianapolis disaster.

The Navy ship was torpedoed and sank in 1945 after delivering the first operational atomic bomb. Only 316 of the nearly 1,200 crew members survived, and many were eaten by sharks in the Pacific Ocean.

Image: WALA-TV

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