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Salvaging a 185 skiplane
This is 185 that went through the ice on skis in Northern
Saskatchewan about 15 years ago.
It sank and ended up in 60 feet of water, about 10 miles from the nearest road.
Sorry for the poor quality of these pictures - they are out of my old photo album
We put a 185 on floats over top of it with a couple of logs
between the floats.
A diver went down to hook on to the airplane with a chain hoist.
Then we hoisted the skiplane up to just below the floatplane and
towed the two airplanes to shore and then winched the skiplane out.
Almost Ready to lift
Sikorksy S-58 comes to lift it out to the road
The helicopter struggles to lift - notice the waves on the water
Off it goes the S-58 with the 185 in tow