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Topic: Junk Yard Jets
Username: boeing767mech
Posted 2011-01-06 06:44:16 and read 5156 times.

One of my friends sent me a new book that just came out about scrapping airplanes. At first I was a little upset considering I worked on the airplane on the cover, But after looking through the book I found it interesting. Not only does it go into the process of scrapping an airplane but it also shows what happens to some of the airplanes, it the L1011 that was used in LOST. They show what they did to get the airplane to the location.

There is a big write up about the EVENT 767 that is on NBC now. If your a fan of commerical airplanes and always wondered what happened to some of your airplanes you show check out this book.

You can get it at www.junkyardjets.net

David

Topic: RE: Junk Yard Jets
Username: boeing767mech
Posted 2011-01-07 08:30:59 and read 4260 times.

Interesting thing I just found in this book is they have pictures of the first 777-200 NOT involved in an accident that is getting scrapped. It looks like it is an Air India airplane.

David

Topic: RE: Junk Yard Jets
Username: trintocan
Posted 2011-01-07 16:23:35 and read 3785 times.

The first 777 to be scrapped was an ex - RG plane first flown by BA and was demolished in 2006. There is a thread here on the planned scrapping of an AI 777. The only write-off of a 777 took place in 2008 (BA flight at LHR).

TrinToCan.

Topic: RE: Junk Yard Jets
Username: boeing767mech
Posted 2011-01-07 20:22:17 and read 3504 times.

Quoting trintocan (Reply 2):
The first 777 to be scrapped was an ex - RG plane first flown by BA and was demolished in 2006.

Your right, it is a Ex BA, Ex Varig airframe in the picture. Just goes to show don't drink and read after a 14 hour shift at work.

David


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