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User currently offlineSammy123 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 21 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2037 times:

What happens to the remains of aircraft which are involved in aircrash accidents after the investigations are finished, are they scrapped or stored in some hanger some place? Just interested to know???

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User currently offlineOV735 From Estonia, joined Jan 2004, 939 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1988 times:

I'm not an expert but I imagine they're stored as any evidence would, in case other theories, lawsuits or something rise later.

User currently offlinePr1268 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1981 times:

Back in the earlier days, the remains just stayed at the crash site. The DC-3 that crashed just northwest of CHO back in the late 50's comes to mind. You can still find remains there about 500' below the summit where Skyline Drive is. Rumor is that you can STILL find remains from UA 173 southeast of PDX in a wooded field.

NASA still has remains from both Challenger and Columbia in their possession at the Kennedy Space Center, and the FAA still has TWA 800 parts stashed somewhere (is it also at the KSC or in a hangar at JFK?)

[Edited 2004-01-18 15:23:30]

[Edited 2004-01-18 15:25:15]

The only time an aircraft has too much fuel is when it is on fire.
User currently offlineDIJKKIJK From France, joined Jul 2003, 1912 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1787 times:

I have heard somewhere that if the a/c is written off, once the insurance claims are settled, the wreckage belongs to the insurance company.

Never argue with idiots. They will bring you down to their level, and beat you with experience.
User currently offlineDtw757 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1624 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1690 times:

A Bax DC8 went down in the field across from our house in 1992. After the NTSB took the parts that they wanted, the rest was sent to the scrapyard.

User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6210 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1657 times:

In the Dallas area, there is a company I believe is called "Lancaster Air Salvage" or something like that, which keeps airplane wreckage, much like a regular junk yard.

Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineFlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2357 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1576 times:

I know (am aware) that the flight-deck section of PA103 was scrapped after the investigation. Parts of the Turkish DC-10 from Paris are still in the forest many were gathered and put on the monument their, (just bits of wiring and other small stuff).


EDIT: Missed a word (Flight-X)

[Edited 2004-01-18 21:47:58]

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