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 Lockheed P38

France, Mediterranean, La Ciotat

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Exact

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Latitude: 43° 10.06' N
Longitude: 5° 40.18' E

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English (Translate this text in English): This plane wreck is located in the mouth of the Lecques bay, 1 mile away from the coast.

English (Translate this text in English): This plane wreck is located in the mouth of the Lecques bay, 1 mile away from the coast.

This plane wreck is located in the mouth of the Lecques bay, 1 mile away from the coast.

English (Translate this text in English): This plane wreck is located in the mouth of the Lecques bay, 1 mile away from the coast.

Départ du port de La Ciotat.
La mise à l'eau publique est très chargée et il y a risque le conflit!!!
Vous ne pouvez mettre à l'eau que le matin et ne pouvez sortir que l'après midi. L'inverse n'est pas possible!!
Le dimanche soir c'est la folie en belle saison!!!!! il faut être nombreux pour sortir son bateau!!! Parking payant en saison estivale il y a de la place!!! même pour les remorques
Départ du port des Lecques ou La Madrague des Lecques est possible mais la mise à l'eau n'est pas très pratique et de plus les places de parking sont réduites

English (Translate this text in English): This plane wreck is located in the mouth of the Lecques bay, 1 mile away from the coast.

English (Translate this text in English): This plane wreck is located in the mouth of the Lecques bay, 1 mile away from the coast.

English (Translate this text in English): This plane wreck is located in the mouth of the Lecques bay, 1 mile away from the coast.

English (Translate this text in English): This plane wreck is located in the mouth of the Lecques bay, 1 mile away from the coast.

How? By boat

Distance Short boat time (< 10min)

Easy to find? Easy to find

 Dive site Characteristics

Alternative name Epave du P 38 des Lecques

Average depth 39.0 m / 128 ft

Max depth 40.0 m / 131.2 ft

Current Low ( < 1 knot)

Visibility Good ( 10 - 30 m)

Quality

Dive site quality Good

Experience CMAS *** / DiveMaster

Bio interest Interesting

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- Wreck
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- Marine biology
- Orientation
- Photography

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- Current

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English (Translate this text in English): The double-tail plane wreck is upside down, laying on a sandy floor. Thr right engine is still under the wing, the left one is broken.

English (Translate this text in English): The double-tail plane wreck is upside down, laying on a sandy floor. Thr right engine is still under the wing, the left one is broken.

The double-tail plane wreck is upside down, laying on a sandy floor. Thr right engine is still under the wing, the left one is broken.

English (Translate this text in English): The double-tail plane wreck is upside down, laying on a sandy floor. Thr right engine is still under the wing, the left one is broken.

Épave d'avion a été descendu le 27 janvier 1944 par les allemands
Plongée à faire un jour sans vent, car la plongée doit se faire à la gueuse lourde, le fond est en sable et l'ancre ne tient pas
L'avion repose sur le dos et est en bon état!!
Classiquement il y a un homard sous la queue de l'avion
Faune et flore de toutes les épaves ( congres mostelles ) à vous la découverte et les bonnes surprises!!

English (Translate this text in English): The double-tail plane wreck is upside down, laying on a sandy floor. Thr right engine is still under the wing, the left one is broken.

English (Translate this text in English): The double-tail plane wreck is upside down, laying on a sandy floor. Thr right engine is still under the wing, the left one is broken.

English (Translate this text in English): The double-tail plane wreck is upside down, laying on a sandy floor. Thr right engine is still under the wing, the left one is broken.

English (Translate this text in English): The double-tail plane wreck is upside down, laying on a sandy floor. Thr right engine is still under the wing, the left one is broken.

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Trip: La Ciotat 2017
By alexandre.lecorre
From May 28, 2017 to Jun 1, 2017

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By Aquanaut , 13-02-2009

History of the P38 Les Lecques - On 27 January 1944 therefore, the 14th Fighter Group, 15th USAAF, equipped with P-38 Lightning, is in four-bomber escort B-17 from destroying the airfield of Salon-de-Provence.
On 6 November 1996, Bay Lecques 40 meters deep, Marcel Camilleri, discovered the wreckage of a P-38 Lightning resting on his back on a sandy bottom.

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