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SIA 744 At Auckland W/O!?  
User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12519 posts, RR: 35
Posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2463 times:

According to a thread now running on Pprune, the SIA 744 involved in the Auckland tailstrike incident last March is a write-off. It was apparently not possible to guarantee that the repairs would be completely successful and consequently, the aircraft had to be written off.

The aircraft was 'SMT, line number 990.

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User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2406 times:

It's been repaired, it's back in Singapore and I believe it's in service.


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User currently offlineF.pier From Italy, joined Aug 2000, 1524 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2400 times:


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It doesn't seem to be so damaged.

Maybe SIA wrote it off just to have lots of spare parts!!!


User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2338 times:

Is there a chance this is true? The last photo in the database of this or jetphotos was of it in Auckland... 4 months ago (With the damage).

You never know, they are the best at everything. They could want the record of having the most -400's written off  Nuts


User currently offlineSingapore 777 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1015 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2324 times:

SMT is IN passenger service now - unless of course SIA decided to pull it out after they encountered problems on these services.

User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2318 times:

Written off?

SMT's already flown BACK to Auckland after its incident there... SMT op'ed SQ285 SIN-AKL 16 May 03 and back to SIN 17 May 03.

I dont think its very nice to write off an aircraft after repairs were carried out and returned back to service.....




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User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2292 times:

Anyway I dont think its written off...

Written off aircraft wont be operating to Japan tomorrow right?



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User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2285 times:

IF, and I say agian IF this aircraft has been W/O after going back into service the person that let it fly needs to be SHOT!!

However this could all be a load of crap and the aircraft is fine.


User currently offlineSingapore 777 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1015 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2267 times:

Haha...trust SIA to not screw up on this one. I doubt they want someone to, 15 years down the road, trace back a repair record dating back to 2003 done by AirNZ on behalf of SIA, involving a screwed up bulkhead repair a la JAL123.

User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2091 times:

Another reason it's not photographed after the tail strike is because it's parked for some time due to SARS but it's flying now...


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User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2004 times:

Thanks Mr. BA, like I've said this is all a case of ... IF.

User currently offlineDrew172 From New Zealand, joined Jun 2003, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1962 times:

According to source at Air NZ the a/c in question was damaged far more severely than many suspected. The aircraft has reportedly had a new tail section attached, the work done by Boeing not Air NZ. The upper section of skin suffered a great deal of crinkling following the tail strike. Written off after the work was done, news to me, but possible I guess.

User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1892 times:

N754pr you might see it in HK... spot it.. it's got a really white APU area for now Big grin


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User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1876 times:

OK, I'll try and remember to pay attention when I see a SQ 744  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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