Divers Pull Sunken Plane from Lake Cumberland

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CUMBERLAND POINT, Ky. (AP) — A salvage company has pulled a water-logged airplane from the bottom of Lake Cumberland in south-central Kentucky.

Divers Den owner Dean Littrell and a crew removed the two-seater plane in September, a first for his company after 25 years of salvaging water wrecks.

Littrell told The Commonwealth-Journal that his crew brings up five to six boats a year from the bottom of the lake, but never something as large as an airplane.

The two-seater plane was equipped to land on water. The owner had anded on Lake Cumberland near Cumberland Point, but the plane had been overcome by a large wave. The single-engine went nose-first into the water, and took on too much water for them to pull the plane to safety with the help of a boater.

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