Here our team organized the sinking of an airplane in the coastal waters of Moalboal, Cebu. LancAir, an American plane manufacturer based in Mactan, donated two-seat airplane as an artificial reef.
The Savedra Team, with the help of Course Director Mario Tapales, hired a truck to move the plane from the manufacturer to Moalboal.
In order to put the plane on the truck, the wings had to be dismantled. Still, the truck looked rather small under the weight of the plane and it drew a lot of attention in Cebu City, sometimes stopping the traffic.
After the first kilometer the truck encountered the first bridge and got stuck. A handsaw had to be organized quickly to cut a piece from the back wing. After a long journey the plane arrived in Moalboal and was deposited in the Reef Club.
Divers had already scouted for a nice, sandy spot on the reef floor in a depth of 20 meters, just in front of another drop off. For the wings and hull were completely empty, without any engines, weight had to be added to sink the plane. The wings were partially filled with cement and were pulled one by one by the Savedra dive boat to the final destination.