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The Infamous US Airways 767-200  
User currently offlineUA744Flagship From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4971 times:

I guess this is her.

Worst paint maintenance ever!


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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13598 posts, RR: 61
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4938 times:
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I'm confused. Did you post the right photo?


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User currently offlineUA744Flagship From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4926 times:

Take a look at the aft portion of the fuselage.

Notice all the paint chipped off?

This is the US 762 that is known for being in the worst condition.

Other pictures show the lack of the outer coat of paint right next to the cockpit on the starboard side.


User currently offlineScorpio From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 5032 posts, RR: 43
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4913 times:

Do you happen to know the registration of that particular plane?

User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13598 posts, RR: 61
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 4879 times:
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Oh, ok! Thanks for pointing that out; I hadn't noticed it.


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User currently offlineUA744Flagship From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4853 times:

Eureka. I have found it.

I have only heard of this plane until this picture.

In December 2002, N656US had a "cosmetic touch-up" done to cover up this shameful showcase of peeling paint. However, as we can see, by May 2003, the touch-up fell apart.

The original cover up:

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Other examples of US paint coats in various stages of disrepair:

N645US (not so bad):

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The terrible N649US:

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User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4825 times:

reminds me of AIR FRANCE!
:D
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What now?
User currently offlineClipperNo1 From Germany, joined May 1999, 672 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4809 times:

Looks like the neck of a beer bottle on frustrating night.


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User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4768 times:

I seen something like that on an inbound 762 into MCO this morning.

User currently offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1848 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4579 times:

For some reason, the 762's always seem to get the worst of the paint chipping, I have no earthly idea why. I saw ship 649 a few months ago in CLT, and it looked terrible. I'm pretty sure now that all aircraft are in the new scheme as of a couple weeks ago, they will start going back and touching up the really bad ones, at least I hope so.

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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7496 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4392 times:

And here I was thinking it was the one that was scrapped after an engine explosion.


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User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4336 times:

That still isn't as bad as some of the peeling paint I saw on KIWI International Airlines in 1993. Let's see if I can find a pic... Nope. Noen of the A.net pics show how bad it was when I flew them. All I can say is that there was paint peeling off the top of the aircraft like it had dandruff.


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User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4091 times:

reminds me of AIR FRANCE!

No, Air France's planes are DIRTY, not peeling. Their planes much represent the guy who runs france.


User currently offlineDigby From Australia, joined Jun 2000, 175 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4017 times:

Seems like peeling paint is not limited to US Airways.

Qantas' VH-VBD - a new A330 delivered only a few weeks ago is suffering the same sort of problem.


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User currently offline747-451 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2417 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3870 times:

What's the big deal about the USAir 767's anyway, being that they are getting them anyway.

User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12110 posts, RR: 48
Reply 15, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3861 times:
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I remember when I worked for a tour operator and we used ATA a whole lot, the competing tour operator was a big user of Sun Country and there was one DC10 at the time that had a similar paint problem, was nasty looking. People think if the paint is this bad then how is the rest of the aircraft being taken care of.


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