Sammy123 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 21 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1936 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???
Pr1268 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1880 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?)
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The only time an aircraft has too much fuel is when it is on fire.
FlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2316 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1475 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)
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