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The United States’ Nautilus explorer has been officially assigned to help locate the missing pilots and the wreckage of a Turkish aircraft which was shot down by Syria last week, daily Milliyet reported today.

The underwater vehicle, which has undergone four days of preparation in Istanbul's Haydarpaşa harbor, is expected to arrive at the scene in two and half days after departing today.

Turkey had been in contact with countries and international companies that can search below a depth of 1,000 meters, which is greater than the capability of the Navy’s present Çeşme boat, the official told the Hürriyet Daily News yesterday.

The Nautilus became famous after locating the wreckage of the Titanic in 1985.

June/29/2012

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Rimon Tree

6/29/2012 5:57:56 PM

I suppose searching within Syrian waters, where the wreckage is supposed to be, US will need the permission of the Syrians or will you carry out another violation of souvereignity?

DaniC

6/29/2012 3:47:42 PM

Discovery of helmets and boots, and (so far) absence of bodies, usually floating to the surface, means that emergency ejection was enacted. The cockpit canopy and seats were propelled out of the aircraft by explosive charges, carrying the pilots with them. It was reported that they flew very low, which means that their parachutes failed to open, and the pilots died on impact with the surface. The bodies are still tied to the ejected seats, resting on the sea bottom, very difficult to be found.

john albay

6/29/2012 2:57:23 PM

I hope they find our fallen heros and bring them home for a full militaryburial with all the military honers for the fallen.Dont worry Turkey will deal with this terror state when it feels the time is right.
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