Although the photographer doesn´t know its pretty obvious that this photo shows D-ABYZ, the LH freighter substancially damaged during maintenance at Frankfurt last month. Does this look like an aircraft that will be scrapped soon? What will LH do with it? A showcase of how to repair very serious damage?
Aeroyu From Hong Kong, joined Oct 2000, 178 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 4019 times:
I've seen some other photos related to this incident. I guess it is due to a jacking problem. I don't know whether this is the first time that a B747 suffering such a big structral damamge. But I will conclude that it needs a lot of money to recover.
Na From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10805 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3720 times:
Several 747s with similarly severe damage as D-ABYZ were repaired. That is true. But these aircraft were newer thus making it more economical.
LH´s D-ABYU bellylanded at KaiTak when just a few years old.
And there was one very badly damaged JAL 747 in the early 70s that is still flying today.
Qantas VH-OJH was also badly damaged 5 years back but my amateur´s judgement is it was not quite as bad as D-ABYZ.