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WWII Plane Wreckage

A war relic that has sat undisturbed since it crash-landed near Arno Atoll. 

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Those willing to venture off the beaten path will be rewarded by a stunning view of a World War II airplane wreckage. En route, visitors will have to drive across an abandoned landing strip from WWII. Locals insist that all the passengers walked away from the crash, and they are more than happy to regale tourists with other stories about the war. 

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Visiting this unparalleled site is not for the faint of heart. It requires a two-hour boat ride from Majuro to Arno Atoll and then an hour-long drive from the dock in Arno village to Japo Village. This site can be reached by walking out on a rocky point or swimming and snorkeling out to it. Divers can hire a boat and equipment to explore the wreckage and other relatively untouched dive sites that are farther out in the atoll's lagoon.

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