Crews filming on WWII seaplane stranded on Gulf Coast

AP News
Posted: Jul 02, 2015 10:29 AM

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (AP) — Film crews are making the most of a World War II-era seaplane that's stranded in Gulf Coast waters at the Alabama-Florida state line. ( ) reports filmmakers are in the water just off the beach using the PBY-6A aircraft to shoot scenes for an upcoming movie starring Nicholas Cage.

The 70-year-old flying boat was being used to shoot scenes for a war movie when it began taking on water offshore.

Crews towed the plane to shallow water and continued shooting Wednesday.

Producers plan to move the PBY to bay waters when they come up with a way to tow it from the surf.

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The movie is about the U.S.S. Indianapolis, which was torpedoed and sank in 1945 after delivering the first operational atomic bomb. Nearly 900 crew members died.