Boeing 307 Stratoliner lands in Puget Sound
March 28, 2002 1:45 PM   Subscribe

Boeing 307 Stratoliner lands in Puget Sound If you're in downtown Seattle, take a look across the Sound towards Alki - somebody's restored Boeing Stratoliner is semi-submerged near shore. Hope everybody's okay. Anybody know who's plane this is?
posted by skyscraper (14 comments total)

Evidently it's Boeing's, and the last of it's kind.
posted by skyscraper at 1:53 PM on March 28, 2002

Link to news story
posted by SpecialK at 1:54 PM on March 28, 2002

Damn, sky, the second link's a good one. What a shame!
posted by SpecialK at 1:56 PM on March 28, 2002

(King5 gets /.'ed within minutes of me posting... wow.)
posted by SpecialK at 1:58 PM on March 28, 2002

Wow, that sucks, to put it mildly. Hope they can pull it out before it gets too destroyed by the water.
posted by spilon at 2:05 PM on March 28, 2002

Pictures at... now.
posted by y2karl at 2:20 PM on March 28, 2002

Beautiful aircraft, what a shame. So streamlined - maybe it was trying to swim with the Kalakala?
posted by groundhog at 2:21 PM on March 28, 2002

I used to always think they were kidding when they said "In the event of a water landing..."
posted by kirkaracha at 2:58 PM on March 28, 2002

You would think that someone would tell us which of the ten originals (Pan Am, TWA, Howard Hughes) this one is. Oh well. It sure is pretty.
posted by coelecanth at 3:08 PM on March 28, 2002

According to this story, everyone was fine (only 4 people aboard). I'm glad to know that if I'm not tuned to the radio I can count on MeFi to keep me informed of goings-on in my own city.
posted by gutenberg at 3:31 PM on March 28, 2002

I'm right across the water (on the peninsula) and heard nothing about it until I checked Metafilter... you go, MeFi! :)
posted by crankydoodle at 3:41 PM on March 28, 2002

My apartment looks west over Elliott Bay. There's a building in the way, so I can't actually see the site of the crash, but there's been a Coast Guard helicopter flying by over there for a few hours now. Now I know why...

posted by Mars Saxman at 4:05 PM on March 28, 2002

Coelecanth, the plane was originally delivered to Pan Am in 1940.
posted by arielmeadow at 4:29 PM on March 28, 2002

I work on the corner of Elliott and Vine. I was wondering what all the fuss was about. Oh well, I'm home now.
posted by jragon at 4:37 PM on March 28, 2002

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