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Rather Odd 747F At LAX On Thursday  
User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2899 times:

I was doing some photography at LAX this week and a rather odd visitor came in on Thursday morning....

A 747 came in with KLM colors, it looked to be a 200SUD that has been converted to a freighter. Its registration was N746SA and it was hand-painted (rather sloppily, I might add) on the fuselage. Any idea of who it belongs to (unfortunately, I wasnt paying attention to my scanner) and when it was converted?

I would post a link to the image, but I havent quite gotten around to editing or uploading it.

[Edited 2003-08-24 08:07:56]


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User currently offlineLAXINTL From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24869 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2885 times:

I believe this is Southern Air's 2nd or 3rd B747. They have an all white -200 also.


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User currently offlineLj From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2785 times:

LAXINTL, correct. The N746SA (the former PH-BUI) was ferried together with the N725SA (formerly PH-BUL) to Mojave on Thursday. According to a mail on the Dutch spotters list the N746SA went from mojave to LAX and is scheduled to leave LAX for Xiamen for a D-check and the N725SA will remain at Mojave to be used for spares.

User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2622 times:

Lj, are you sure that PH-BUL was ferried to Mojave on Thursday? I got a picture of it at MHV on Wednesday morning. Thanks for your help.


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User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2901 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2535 times:

From http://www.cactuswings.com

"* Ex-KLM B747-206Bs PH-BUI [21111] and PH-BUL [21550], currently stored at Mojave, have been sold to Southern Air and re-registered N746SA and N725SA, respectively. "

All KLM 747-200 SUD's have been pulled off of http://www.planemart.com, but a few months ago there was a listing for one with about 106,000 hours on it. Is this N725SA now? Perhaps our 747 fleet guru, NA, could chime in on this.


Also of interest:

"* Ex-TWA B767-200 N602TW [22565], currently stored at Victorville, will be scrapped."
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"* Ex-Northwest B747-200B N612US [20357], currently stored at Roswell, will be scrapped."
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User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2452 times:

A KLM flight engineer just emailed this information to me about the a/c:

According our information:
PH-BUI since may 20 2003 in Mojave desert
PH-BUL since may 6 2003 in Mojave desert
In august both aircraft sold to Southern Air Inc.

Thanks Gerrit!



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