Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12738 posts, RR: 34 Posted (11 years 7 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2526 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.
Singapore 777 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1024 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (11 years 7 months 2 days ago) and read 2330 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.
Drew172 From New Zealand, joined Jun 2003, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 7 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2025 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.