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Malta Triq is-Sajf, SPB2601 Bugibba, Saint Paul’s

Mosquito

Mosquito Fighter Bomber is a multipurpose operational aircraft. This was one of the few structures composed almost entirely of wood, apart from the aluminium tail. Because of its capabilities, it performed a variety of tasks on many fronts of World War II. It was mainly a fighter-bomber plane. When the production of Mosquito began in 1941, it was one of the fastest operational aircrafts in the world. They were in use until the ‘50s. Piloted by Lieutenant Stanley, it crashed in March 1948. It was a member of 738 Hal Far Squadron. The aircraft engine refused to cooperate and the plane hit the water approx. half a mile from the coast. The observer Lieutenant Marshall was rescued, but the pilot was not found. The wreck is lying flat on the sandy bottom with wheels up, off the coast of Delimara at a depth of 40m. We will see two engines, part of the frame, and tail partially buried in the sand. The wreck was discovered in 1993. One of the engine propellers of the wreck can be seen in the War Museum in Malta.

Difficulty level Deep
Depth max. 40m

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