Saturday, September 03, 2005


Sunken Navy plane found after 60 years in Clear Lake

September 02, 2005

NEWELL, Calif. - A dive team has found a Navy plane that crashed into Clear Lake more than 60 years ago.After a search that lasted for two years, several pieces of the torpedo bomber from World War-Two were pulled from the lake Wednesday.

The T-B-F-One Avenger crashed into Clear Lake during a training mission in December of 1944, killing the pilot and radioman on board.

The cause of the crash was never determined.

During the search, crews combed the area where witnesses to the crash said the plane had sunk and located a debris field that's about two-thousand feet wide.


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