TriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4706 posts, RR: 39 Posted (11 years 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 4826 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.
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.
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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