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What Happened To This Turkmenistan Bird?  
User currently offlineStephen007 From Singapore, joined Mar 2000, 154 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 1 month 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2348 times:


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what happened to this sad Turkmenistan Airways bird sitting (almost) derelict at EGGW? the tail tip is chipped and left engine removed except a ring of the remaining cowling. looks like she's up for a long storage.
anyone in luton knows whats up for this jet?


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User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8086 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2323 times:

What the hell happened to the tail?!


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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2219 times:

Looks like this is getting quite expensive!

I mean the tail could have been hit by something but why the is the engine missing as well?



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User currently offlineKHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1615 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2205 times:

Yes ...really perplexing...what the hell happened?? Didnt hear anything about this incident...did it happen inflight...could have been a bird strike? Someones gotta know....good thread

User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4489 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2172 times:

Engine was probably removed to be sold/utilized on another jet/refurbished/etc.

If whatever the hell damage incurred is deemed beyond economical repair, then the aircraft will likely be parted out. I could be completely wrong, but that looks SORT OF like that's where it's headed now.

Looks like it's missing a leading edge slat and some access panels as well.



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User currently offlineGoing64 From Netherlands, joined Oct 2002, 329 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 4 days ago) and read 2141 times:

Don't know what happened but this aircraft is quite young. It was delivered in August 1996.

User currently offlineLuxair66 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2093 times:

This 757 (EZ-A0112) came to EGGW for routine maintenance on 1st May 03. It was only supposed to take 2 weeks. However, when it arrived it was found to be in a poor state of repair and the maintenance work is going to take longer than expected..

The top of the tail and port engine were removed as part of this maintenance. No work seems to have been carried out on this aircraft since May (I've seen it many times on my flights to/from EGGW). Early on during its stay, EZ-A011 also visited EGGW (3rd-5th May), during which it underwent an engine change, maybe this was taken from EZ-A012?

Monarch, who were carring out the maintenance, only have limited hanger space, so the aircraft gets towed around and parked whenever space is needed, otherwise its parked in Hanger 60. Monarch also carry out maintenance for CO 757's at a rate of about 1 per month, N12116 is there at present.

Thanks to Luton Movements Web Site http://www.btinternet.com/~dougbex/Home.htm
for additional info.

Neil


User currently offlineAApilot2b From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 572 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2046 times:

Thanks for the info Luxair66. Your comments tend to raise questions about Turkmenistan's maintenance practices.  Big grin

User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6597 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1949 times:

I remember seeing a Turkmenistan 757 a few years ago in manchester that also sat dereliect looking for several weeks. I thought that it had been returned, but was only in for maintenance. The main reason it took so long, I was told, was that the engines were off at the workshop being dismantled and the aircraft was simply waiting for the engines. This photo shows the same I guess.

User currently offlineVfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 3996 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1917 times:

Did not someone tell us here that the Turkmenistan Boeing 717-200s, which are very young, are already in a shocking state ? Seems to be a general problem down there.

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