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Damaged Atlas Air B742F To Be Scrapped  
User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4696 posts, RR: 42
Posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3951 times:

Atlas Air Boeing 747-212B(SF) N808MC, which overran the runway in DUS on January 24, 2005, will not be repaired. After a team comprising insurance and aircraft maintenance and repair specialists have evaluated the damages to the aircraft, it was deemed to be more economical to part out the aircraft.


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Repair costs of the 30-year old Boeing are rumored to be above 20 Million Dollar, since 6 panels of the front fuselage would have to be replaced, alongside with segments of the left wing and two of the three engines including pylons.


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There is still varying information, whether the aircraft will be scrapped in a remote corner of DUS or fitted with two engines and ferried to PIK in order to part out the fuselage at the Scottish airport.


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User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7815 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3912 times:

How much work would be needed to fly it out.

I think that they will scrap it on site.


User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12181 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3869 times:

Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 1):
How much work would be needed to fly it out.

I think that they will scrap it on site.

I agree, they will scrap her there at DUS. If she can be repaired enough to fly her somewhere else, she can be fully repaired.

N808MC has been here at DFW several times, it is sad to see her go.


User currently offlineImperialAero From Canada, joined May 2005, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3789 times:

I like the idea of patching her up and ferrying her out,

but I'll give you the job of finding volunteers to fly her tho.., can't say I'd personally fancy that gig...



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User currently offlineMucflyer From Germany, joined May 2004, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3534 times:

such an end for the Beauty... Sad, very sad.
I don't believe, that the improved ferryflight with just two engines will be approved . DUS is surrounded by a dense population.

LTU has some experience with scrapping an airliner  Smile
They lost an own L-1011 after an fire during maintenance in DUS...


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