This aircraft is located approximately 800 meters due east of Xrobb l-Ghagin at a depth of 42 meters. The wreckage is not marked on any chart and with its low underwater profile, will not be easily detected by survey equipment. This is a fabulous and very exciting dive. As the diver descends, the aircraft quickly begins to take shape. The wings and engines are virtually intact, although the port side propellers are missing. The cockpit cover has also disappeared, suggesting that the crew safely ejected prior to ditching the aircraft. The pilot’s seat and control column are quite intact and altogether these form the main section of wreckage. There are also the remains of a De Havilland Mosquito nearby.
Throughout World War II, the Allied resources and manpower were always at a premium. At one point, a squadron of Wellington Bombers were stationed in Malta but their long range was much needed elsewhere. They were eventually replaced by the much smaller 3 man Mark IV Blenheim bombers. Although there remains no doubt that it is indeed a Blenheim, this aircraft’s specific identity and call sign are yet to be established.