B.C.’s famous Hawaii Martin Mars air tanker might be up for sale, but now she’ll come with a few extra dings.
The world’s largest water bomber took some damage while wowing crowds at a U.S. airshow.
89-years-old, and able to haul 27,000 litres of water, the Hawaii Mars spent last week thrilling crowds at the Experimental Aircraft Association Airventures show in OshKosh, Wisconsin.
That’s until an engine issue on Friday forced it to land in some overly shallow water – punching a pair of three inch holes in its belly.
The company took to Facebook to say divers and crew have been hard at work installing patches, and expect the craft to be back in the air Tuesday with no problems.
Last month, Coulson Flying Tankers said it plans to sell the plane for $3 million, due to an inability to get regular contracts with the Province.