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Unidentified airplane

News Posted on Tue, October 26, 2010 23:34:32

Last year we did a few sidescans trying to locate some missing wrecks of bomber planes that went missing on missions in Norway during WW2.

We had some leads, and a “loose rumor” that one of the planes had been seen by a commercial diver back in the late 1960’s – early 1970’s.
This information was hard to confirm, and litte more info was known.

Using a 11 meter steel boat with a working platform in the aft, we headed out to do some sidescans and try to confirm the rumor about the plane.

This was what we got on the sidescan:

It might be a bit hard to se, but you can make out the contours of a plane in the zoom window.
Post processing of the collected sidescan data shows that this wery well might be the missing WW2 plane we hoped to locate. The measurements seems right based on the plane type, and the location is VERY near the actual crash site.

We have also recorded several “circular” shaped backscatter from the seafloor in the same area, witch might be craters made by the drop-mines that the bomber-plane dropped during its mission.
The objects on the site have not yet been confirmed by divers.

Update will follow when divers have visited the location.

Shipwreck located outside Moss, Norway

News Posted on Tue, October 26, 2010 16:37:29

-A small boat (about 50ft/15m) was discovered outside Moss/Jeløy some time ago.

Background: Members of a local diveclub had recorded a echo-sounder target outside Moss/Jeløy on tour to a local divesite.

The scan was made with a Imagenex sidescan, from “M/S GOGGEN”, a 50ft tug-boat equiped with a 220 Detroit diesel enginene.

This is the result of the sidescan:
The wreck have been inspected by divers, and it have been identified as a wooden boat about 15 meters long and 5 meters wide.
The origin is still unknown.