Zlaté Piesky lake is giving up the last pieces of a crashed plane

The air crash in 1976 was one of the biggest air disasters to occur in the former Czechoslovakia.

Recovered remains of the crashed IL-18 plane.Recovered remains of the crashed IL-18 plane. (Source: TASR)

The planned aviation museum that is to open in an unused hall in Dúbravka should have some interesting exhibits to display. These may include the remains of the IL-18 plane that crashed on July 28, 1976 in Zlaté Piesky lake on the outskirts of Bratislava (read more about Zlaté piesky in our Bratislava City Guide). After almost 44 years, divers from the DIR-Team Slovensko were able to retrieve pieces of the plane on Sunday, March 8, the TASR newswire reported.

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Andrej Gašpar discovered the remains while he was snorkelling in the lake last summer.

“There are the remains of the fuselage and the interior, maybe pieces of a wheel and the chassis,” Peter Kubička from the DIR-Team Slovensko and member of the worldwide association Unified Team Diving (UTD) told the TASR newswire.

All the pieces will be cleaned and preserved so that they can be exhibited.

The divers invited the survivors of the air crash, eye witnesses and rescuers to the Sunday event.

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