It’s a beautiful seaplane abandoned between the sea and the desert of Saudi Arabia and it’s been left there for almost 50 years. The plane is a PBY-5A Catalina, a military American seaplane from the 1930’s. It’s is located on a beach off the Strait of Tiran on the Saudi Arabia side of the entrance to the Gulf of Aqaba.  Found at www.artificialowl.net.

It’s a beautiful seaplane abandoned between the sea and the desert of Saudi Arabia and it’s been left there for almost 50 years. The plane is a PBY-5A Catalina, a military American seaplane from the 1930’s. It’s is located on a beach off the Strait of Tiran on the Saudi Arabia side of the entrance to the Gulf of Aqaba. Found at www.artificialowl.net.

Caption from the May 16, 1955, issue of LIFE: “Scorched, male mannequin in suit of dark fabric indicates a human would be burned but alive.” (Loomis Dean—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Caption from the May 16, 1955, issue of LIFE: “Scorched, male mannequin in suit of dark fabric indicates a human would be burned but alive.” (Loomis Dean—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)