Archaeologists and history enthusiasts have tried to get decent pictures of the drowned plane for decades.
The most famous shipwreck in history is probably the Titanic, which lies on the seafloor in the North Atlantic Ocean. But shipwrecks are as old as sea voyages, and sunken ships have been found at the seafloor all over the world, from ancient Greek vessels in the Mediterranean to Civil War battle ships off the U.S. East Coast. Divers look for shipwrecks to salvage valuable artifacts and to learn more about past cultures. Read about the latest shipwreck discoveries and see pictures of sunken ships below.
A piece of paper that survived the sinking of the Titanic was recently sold at auction for the price of a fancy sports car.
The Antikytheria shipwreck in Greece has turned up more than 50 new artifacts, including a glass game piece and iron sheathing from the hull.
Excavations at a camp in Alaska where survivors of the shipwreck Neva lived for almost a month before their rescue reveal ingenuity in the face of death.
Before they plunged into the icy waters of the North Atlantic, passengers aboard the Titanic may have feasted on corned beef, potted shrimp and dumplings.
Officials are pulling out pieces of the CSS Georgia, a Confederate warship, from the depths of the Savannah River, 150 years after the ship's crew deliberately sunk it.
A sunken ship uncovered in a lagoon off the coast of Israel may have once belonged to a prominent French baron, a new analysis suggests.
The crewmembers of the Franklin Expedition, a doomed Arctic expedition to find a Northwest Passage through Canada, practiced end-stage cannibalism.
While searching for a mooring from a previous trip, researchers off the coast of North Carolina discovered a well-preserved shipwreck and artifacts that may date to the American Revolution.
Canadian authorities have released amazing images of a shipwreck discovered in the Arctic. The vessel is believed to be one of two lost ships from the Franklin Expedition, which set sail in 1845.
After an icy winter, springtime brought crystal clear waters to Lake Michigan. An aircrew with the Coast Guard spotted several shipwrecks during a routine patrol this month.
The Coast Guard usually tries to find ships before they sink. But during a recent patrol over Lake Michigan, an aircrew spotted several historic wrecks in the clear waters.
Every wine connoisseur knows the value of an aged wine, but few get the opportunity to sample 170-year-old champagne from the bottom of the sea.