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Orient Thai L1011 Burglarized And Vandalized  
User currently offlineSpk From Thailand, joined Jun 2001, 458 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 10 months 20 hours ago) and read 4052 times:

It is reported in Thai local newspapers that Lockheed L1011 rego XU-700 owned by Orient Thai Airlines was burglarized while stored at U-Tapao airport. Items stolen include 50 life jackets, 6 oxegen tanks, 4 raft as well as some cockpit instruments. The burglars also vandalized the aircraft interiors and tried to burn the aircraft but was not successful. The damage is estimated as over $250,000.

This is weird. The aircraft is parked in a large airport under Royal Thai Navy control. This airport also serve commercial flights to the eastern part of Thailand. This kind of security lapse should never happen!

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User currently offlineJetranger2000 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 230 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 19 hours ago) and read 4001 times:

My hunch is that its a inside job.

User currently offlineTasha From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 19 hours ago) and read 3953 times:

All I can tell you - Watch for the stuff on EBAY!!!  Nuts

User currently offlineAzul320 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 281 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 19 hours ago) and read 3928 times:

Can't wait to get one of those life rafts...is an L1011 even worth $250Gs? Do they even operate L1011 equip in their fleet? Last ones I've seen are refuges for rattle snakes and cayotes in Arizona.


Excuse me, while I kiss the sky
User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4692 posts, RR: 43
Reply 4, posted (9 years 10 months 19 hours ago) and read 3910 times:

And in China a sack of rice fell down...

Just kidding of course.  Smile However, things like this happen each and every day. it is just a pity that my favorite aircraft type was affected.



Homer: Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
User currently offlineATA L1011 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1374 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (9 years 10 months 7 hours ago) and read 3470 times:

Azul320

they are worth alot more than that

http://www.aviatorsale.com/aix2614/

http://www.aviatorsale.com/aix2617/

http://www.aviatorsale.com/aix972/



Treat others as you expect to be treated!
User currently offlineJJMNGR From Brazil, joined May 2004, 1018 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 7 hours ago) and read 3467 times:

Very bad end for a great aircraft like the 1011´s!!!! Very nice bird!

User currently offlineNyc777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5672 posts, RR: 48
Reply 7, posted (9 years 10 months 7 hours ago) and read 3457 times:

Did they leave the rest of the aircraft on top of cinderblocks?  Laugh out loud


That which does not kill me makes me stronger.
User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4265 posts, RR: 34
Reply 8, posted (9 years 10 months 7 hours ago) and read 3392 times:

ATA> These Saudi L1011s are for sale for 5 years now, mark my words, they will never see service again, at least not for 1,2 million. This asking price is rediculous... although I would have liked to see it differently.
Syrianair is also trying to sell their 2 Caravelles for $1 million or so... for 10 years already.



nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
User currently offlineUAlonghaul From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 10 months 7 hours ago) and read 3380 times:

Wow, $250,000 (i guess USD) is a whole lot of money for damaged or stolen articles. Getting out $250,000 worth of avionics or other equipment would have taken a good size group of people a good while to rip out of the plane.

Anyone have any pics or a list of stolen articles? I would like to know what can be quickly taken out of a plane that totals a quarter of a million bucks. Thats why we have insurance i guess!


User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16228 posts, RR: 57
Reply 10, posted (9 years 10 months 7 hours ago) and read 3373 times:

This is perhaps not surprising in a third world country.

The Lauda 763 that crashed in rural Thailand years ago was stripped bare by locals before rescuers could reach the aircraft. Although all on board died, the thought that personal belongings were stolen while those bodies were still warm, was sickening.




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (9 years 10 months 7 hours ago) and read 3364 times:


Go to aviation hobby forum and see who's trying to sell the rafts and oxygen masks.



Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!
User currently offlineATA L1011 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1374 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 6 hours ago) and read 3287 times:

MEA yes I know they have alot of older equipment for sale at prices that are rediculously high. On egood thing about those Tristars is that they have very low cycles and hours on the frames.


Treat others as you expect to be treated!
User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2390 times:

well,if tried "tristar","l1011","plane life jackets","life rafts",and "orient thai" but nothing yet on ebay.although i did find a fine-working cessna 152 for 12k Big grin


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