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Museum Tries To Save Corvettes From Sinkhole

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Very early Wednesday morning, a sinkhole opened up underneath a display floor in the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky and swallowed eight Corvettes.  Security cameras captured the entire thing on video.

Some of the cars were on loan from General Motors, including a 1993 ZSR-1 Spyder and a 2009 ZR1 “Blue Devil.”

Small drone helicopters are being used to get an inside view of the sink  hole,  which is estimated to be 60 feet across and 30 feet deep.

The museum’s Katie Frassinelli says that the goal is to retrieve the Corvettes from the sinkhole.  The challenge, she says,  will be moving the required heavy equipment and cranes in through the museum doors.

“Most of the time when sinkholes happen, it’s just outside in somebody’s yard.  If things fall in, it’s easier to bring in a crane and pull them out,”  says Frassinelli.  She says she has a feeling that they’ll get “creative.”

“We’ll be setting up time lapse cameras and maybe even do a live feed of the process.”

Here is more of KRLD’s Emily Trube’s interview with Frassinelli.

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