Employees at a San Diego shipyard are trying to figure out how to get an engine the size of a large bus out of the sinkhole created by its fall.
The engine destined for the Navy's USNS Amelia Earhart slid from the trailer transporting it to the National Steel & Shipbuilding Co. last week, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. The 200-ton piece of machinery crushed three cars and broke a water main before settling.
The problem is that the engine is also precision machinery and costs millions of dollars.
A woman sleeping in one of the parked cars somehow managed to get out without serious injury when the vehicle was hit, the newspaper said.