This is not the first plane in Turkey that has been sunk in the sea for diving purposes.
Since 2009, 3 small aircrafts have been sunk into the sea in Antalya, Kaş and Kemer. One of them is a 2-persons plane from the Turkish Aeronautical Association, the second one is a military transportation aircraft and the third is a still propeller aircraft which seats 10 people. In Düzce, Akçakoca a C47 aircraft was sunk in order to create reefs. Another C47 aircraft, which was involved in the Cyprus Peace Operation in Izmir, was sunk in Mordoğan, in the Karaburun district.
However the biggest aircraft sunk as an attraction for the diving tourism is now in Kuşadası.