Uk news Dramatic pictures show rescue after WWII seaplane suffers engine failure MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Coastguard and lifeboat crews recovered the aircraft after it got into difficulties filming on the loch.
Breaking News ! These dramatic images show the rescue of a Second World War seaplane that suffered engine failure on Loch Ness. The Loch Ness lifeboat and local coastguard were called out to help tow the seaplane back to shore. As we reported earlier, the Catalina light aircraft was filming the area when it suffered engine failure and made a distress call. Read More Related Articles Get the latest Scottish news sent straight to your inbox with our newsletters Read More Related Articles Scots warned to expect ‘tough’ Christmas due to coronavirus restrictions The seaplane was moored overnight after suffering engine failure on Saturday afternoon. (Image: Kirsten Dawn Ferguson/RNLI) Crews were called out at about half five on Saturday, with coastguard teams offering support to the lifeboat who established a tow. The seaplane was returned to shore where it was moored for the night. The photos were taken by Kirsten Dawn Ferguson and later posted on the RNLI Loch Ness Facebook page.
(Image: Kirsten Dawn Ferguson/RNLI)
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With a wingspan of 32 metres, the Second World War seaplane was too wide to recover to a harbour or pontoon, so a mooring buoy was decided as the best option. Lifeboat crew member David Ferguson said it was a challenge to tow something as big and unusual as the aircraft. Mr Ferguson said: "Towing the Catalina would prove to be no easy feat. "Fixing points are few and far between on such an aircraft, and the best option was underneath the tail, which barely cleared the bow of the lifeboat. "Nevertheless, with some care, we managed to establish a towline."
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“A huge thank you to Kirsten Dawn Ferguson for sharing her photos with us.”
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