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Bahrain is sinking a plane into sea. Here’s why

Along with the Boeing 747, the park will also feature a replica of a Bahraini pearl merchant’s house, artificial coral reefs and other sculptures.

it-s-viral Updated: Jun 13, 2019 18:51 IST
Trisha Sengupta
Trisha Sengupta
The modified 70-meter long decommissioned Boeing 747 will sit as a centrepiece  in the  underwater theme park.
The modified 70-meter long decommissioned Boeing 747 will sit as a centrepiece in the underwater theme park. (Twitter/@Dive Bahrain)
         

Bahrain is all set to launch the world’s largest underwater theme park in August with a huge structure at its centre – an airplane. The modified 70-meter long decommissioned Boeing 747 will sit as a centrepiece in the park named Dive Bahrain.

Covering an area of 1,00,000 square metres, the plane will be submerged in water to create a safe haven for coral reef growth, according to the theme park’s official website. Along with the Boeing 747, the park will also feature a replica of a Bahraini pearl merchant’s house, artificial coral reefs and other sculptures.

Captioned “Our Boeing 747 sails to her new home,” the theme park also tweeted pictures of the plane being towed.

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