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Latitude: 43° 10.06' N
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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
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)
Dive site quality Good
Experience CMAS *** / DiveMaster
Bio interest Interesting
- Marine biology
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.
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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