Airbus goes under to promote tourism

Residents and visitors to Kusadasi were treated to an astonishing sight last week when an Airbus was sunk off the Aegean coast.

The Airbus A300 will attract flora and fauna, turning it into a reef which will attract diving tourists to the area. Worth £64,000, the jet was broken up in Istanbul in April before being sent the Aegean. At 177 feet long with a 144-foot wingspan, the plane is believed to the be the largest ever to be used as an artificial reef. Turkey has sunk other smaller planes before, with three sunk off Antalya since 2009.