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Wednesday, July 20, 2022

CNN Travel article on TriStar CS-TMP, scuttled in Gulf of Aqaba

Ex-Luzair L-1011 TriStar CS-TMP, scuttled in Gulf of Aqaba, on 26th August 2019, caught CNN Travel's attention.
 
CS-TMP © Brett Hoelzer/Deep Blue Dive Center

The venerable old Lockheed Martin L1011 Tristar airplane, with its three engines, mounted on wings and tail fin, would be a sight to behold in the air or on the ground, let alone deep beneath the surface of the Red Sea, among the fish and coral.

The abandoned jet, sunk in 2019 to create an artificial reef to encourage marine life, has been photographed by American underwater photographer Brett Holzer in a series of images that capture the eerie spectacle created by this aquatic airliner.

 

CNN Travel: Eerie abandoned passenger plane sits on floor of Red Sea

* CS-TMP was abandoned in 2008 and not in the early 2000s

Thursday, July 15, 2021

YQB Aviation: the history of the L-1011 in Canada

 YQB Aviation published a nice article about the L-1011 history in Canada:

Air Canada L-1011 © YQB Aviation

Monday, June 14, 2021

L-1011 Stargazer still making history

Nice to see the L-1011 Stargazer alive and kicking:


The U. S. Space Force successfully launched the Tactically Responsive Launch-2 (TacRL-2) mission on a Northrop Grumman Pegasus XL rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base on June 13 at 4:11 a.m. EDT, delivering a technology demonstration satellite to Low Earth Orbit.