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Topic: AA Fokker 100 In Landing Accident Will Be Retired
Username: Tupolev154B2
Posted 2001-06-30 02:33:11 and read 2914 times.

N1419D that was involved in an accident at DFW on May 23 will be written off. Anybody know the extent of the damage? The accident did not look too severe.

Topic: RE: AA Fokker 100 In Landing Accident Will Be Retired
Username: CannedSpam
Posted 2001-06-30 06:19:56 and read 2830 times.

The damage was not that bad and the aircraft could have been repaired and returned into service in about 6-8 weeks. AA decided, however, to scrap the plane and use it for parts.

Topic: RE: AA Fokker 100 In Landing Accident Will Be Retired
Username: Baec777
Posted 2001-06-30 06:57:54 and read 2813 times.

American should order a brand new Boeing 717-200 to replace the damaged Fokker 100 ..?? Or buy a new Fokker 100 jet...

Boeing B717-200

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Topic: RE: AA Fokker 100 In Landing Accident Will Be Retired
Username: VirginA340
Posted 2001-06-30 07:08:19 and read 2801 times.

Fokker the company that makes the aircraft has been gone for quite sometime. I heard right now they've been canabalising parts. I might be wrong but thats what I heard. The did the same thing to a DC-10 after a landing accident. The plane was scrapped for parts. The photos are on this forum. The forward undercarage collapsed and the nose cone is gone as well as forward landing gear.

Topic: RE: AA Fokker 100 In Landing Accident Will Be Retired
Username: LV
Posted 2001-06-30 21:02:46 and read 2764 times.

Baec 777,
AA is buying 717s, remember they are honoring the contract TWA has with Boeing. I can't wait to see a 717 in AA colors

Topic: RE: AA Fokker 100 In Landing Accident Will Be Retired
Username: AA737-823
Posted 2001-06-30 22:53:48 and read 2737 times.

I can certainly wait to see a 717 in AA colors- especially if they put them in the interim TWA-AA colors. See the other posts.

BUT- I am surprised at this news. However, we have been hearing that the F100 was not a reliable plane. I don't mean reliable in terms of 'dispatch reliability' but in terms of longevity. So now this goes together- unreliable planes need a spare for parts. Hey- that works.

That is what BA and AF did with their Concordes. There were several on the ground being used for parts long before all were grounded.

R

Topic: RE: AA Fokker 100 In Landing Accident Will Be Retired
Username: Trintocan
Posted 2001-07-01 12:05:09 and read 2694 times.

Not BA and their Concordes. BA's 7 Concordes had all been active for many years before the Paris tragedy. Years previously they had stored one but they later refurbished it and returned it to service. AF, however, had permanently grounded 1 of their Concordes as a spares source.

Trintocan.


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