Former Flybe 146 dunked


The fuselage of G-JEAU is lowered into the NDAC

The fuselage of G-JEAU is lowered into the NDAC (Gareth Lock/Imagesoflife.co.uk)

Former Flybe BAe 146-100 G-JEAU (msn E1035) has found a new career. She had been withdrawn from use in late 2003, and eventually parted out, with her hulk languishing at Exeter. Now her fuselage has been placed in the flooded Tidenham quarry, near Chepstow (Gloucestershire), site of the National Diving & Activity Centre (NDAC), to serve as an attraction to divers. She was trucked to the NDAC in July, then lowered into the water on 17 December, along with two former Royal Air Force Wessex helicopters. G-JEAU lies at a depth of about 25m.

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