Photos: RNLI Rescue Boat Gives WWII-Era Floatplane an Assist

On Saturday evening, the RNLI crew for Loch Ness received an unusual request for assistance. The lake is known as the home of the fabled Loch Ness Monster, and the vessel in need of help did look unusual and rather serpentine – but it was something different. A World War II-era Consolidated PBY Catalina floatplane, decked out in U.S. Army Air Force livery, was adrift on the lake. 

The crew of the Catalina ran into engine trouble while attempting to take off from the loch on Saturday, and they...

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