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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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