The rescue of eight Corvettes, which were devoured by mother earth after a sinkhole opened up in the National Corvette Museum, is currently underway. However, according to Bowling Green’s local NBC affiliate, the first two Corvettes to fall into the hole are buried underneath soil and have yet to be seen.
The museum is currently working with geologists from Western Kentucky University to safely extract the cars from the sinkhole. Panels from the side of the Skydome are being removed to make way for a crane to be brought in to retrieve the cars, while holes are being cut into the floor and filled with cement in an attempt to stabilize the floor.
When the crane arrives, a vehicle recovery team will be lowered into the hole to remove the wheels. Once the wheels are removed, they will be replaced with bolts which will attach to the crane and allow for the car to be safely removed from the hole. The company in charge of rescuing the Corvettes say they hope to have all the cars out of the pit in two weeks.
Once rescued, General Motors will oversee the restoration of the cars at its Mechanical Assembly Facility located within the GM Technical Center in Warren, MI.