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Royal Air Force plane to be drowned in Aqaba to house coral reef

By JT - Nov 15,2017 - Last updated at Nov 15,2017

AMMAN — The Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) is preparing to drown an out-of-service C-130 plane that was received as a gift from the Royal Air Force, in southern beach, on Thursday to be a tourist attraction and a new location for coral reefs.

ASEZA Spokesperson Abdul Mahdi Qatamin said that personnel at the Marine Park and southern beach at the zone have prepared the location, which was chosen in consultations with the Aqaba Divers Association, where necessary equipment were installed at a depth of 14 to 16 metres in the water.

He told the Jordan News Agency, Petra, that divers, swimmers and glass-boat passengers will be easily able to see the plane and reach the area.

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