DC3 down, off Turkey - a divers playground, apparently

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2742122/Flying-low-Algae-covered-WWII-warplane-sunk-coast-Turkey-underwater-playground-divers.html It has been there for five years, deliberately sunk for divers to go and look at... Typical Daily Mail story, with obvious but lazy mistakes and stupid quotes.
The very first Douglas DC-3, built in the UK, took off in 1935.
Never let unnecessary research get between you and checking your Facebook page, Daily Mail reporter...
'The plane looks as if it is ready for takeoff as it rests on its wheels on the seabed,' he says.
That despite the images showing a Dakota covered in algae and seaweed.
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As I mentioned on Facebook when I was this posted, I consider it a waste of a C-47. Yes they are still in rude abundance, but it doesn't seem right. Apropos Daily Mail writing standards, I think the problem here is that there isn't a news story to be made. It can be summarised as 'C-47 sunk off the coast of Turkey to attract diving tourism'.
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I'm guessing they found some cheap pictures and made up a story from there. Not much of a story, for them anyway; for the likes of us it will generate moans about wasting an old aeroplane...

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I isn't a news story, it is in the travel section. It is a piece on a tourist destination. The description just highlights the fact that is intact and on wheels,unlike nearly every other dive sight in the world.
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Alright, it is a two sentence article then.