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What's Happened To This MD-11 @ LAX? (Pic)  
User currently offlineUA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 20225 times:

Hello,

I took a short trip to Socal this weekend and while at LAX I noticed a very messed up tail sticking up from one of the hangers. After taking a look at the shot I have found that it's a DL MD-11. Or at least in a DL c/s. If not DL then I would bet all in that FX in on that. Does anyone know why the tail of this aircraft is as messed up as it is? (Sorry for not grabbing a better shot, when I departed I was ready but the whole airport was covered in fog)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/ua777222/IMG_8963.jpg

Thanks for any info,

Matt


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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8577 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 20156 times:
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Matt,

FEDEX are overhauling the aircraft prior to it entering service - hence the condition of the paint.

Rgds

Mark



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User currently offlineUA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 20117 times:

Yes I understand that they are overhauling but I don't think they take a whole chunck out of the tail...

Thanks,

Matt



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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8577 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 20106 times:
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Chunk out of the tail??....

Looks like the engine has been removed, other than that it's just paint stripped off.



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User currently offlineUA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 20069 times:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/ua777222/7120d68e.jpg

Thanks,

Matt



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User currently offlineJumppilot From United States of America, joined May 2005, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 19959 times:

I'd fly it anyway Big grin


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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 19697 times:

You've never been around aircraft maintenance have you..? Aircraft in that condition are normal, they have had panels removed for inspection or repair. With about 10 seconds of research on A.net I found this picture of the aircraft in question....
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In this case, the leading edge has been removed.

[Edited 2005-05-17 12:57:35]


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User currently offlineDAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 19375 times:

EMBQA,

Great photo, thanks for doing th research. Interesting stuff.....



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 19310 times:

Is it possible this aircraft has been out in the desert, hence the blanked out titles on the tail and general knackeredness ?

User currently offlineUA777222 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3348 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 18968 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 6):
With about 10 seconds of research on A.net I found this picture of the aircraft in question....

I wonder why I don't post in the general Aviation forum any more...



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 18908 times:

Thats Only the LE panels removed for Mx.
Its in perfect Normal In Mx Condition  Smile
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineLMP737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 18907 times:

EMBQA:

In the remarks section for the photo it states that the aircraft is going to go to the Fed Ex hangar for freighter conversion. Fed Ex does not do that kind of work. Chances are it's being prepared for a flight to a facility that does that sort of work.


User currently offlineAeroWeanie From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 1610 posts, RR: 52
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 18358 times:
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Quoting LMP737 (Reply 11):
Chances are it's being prepared for a flight to a facility that does that sort of work.

Aeronavali in Italy.


User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 18300 times:

I wonder what that JR diesel 9 is doing there?

User currently offlineMikephotos From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2923 posts, RR: 54
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 18034 times:

Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 13):
I wonder what that JR diesel 9 is doing there?

That's a normal location where JR 9's rest inbetween flights/getting MX work done.

Mike


User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 17906 times:

In the remarks section for the photo it states that the aircraft is going to go to the Fed Ex hangar for freighter conversion. Fed Ex does not do that kind of work. Chances are it's being prepared for a flight to a facility that does that sort of work

I didn't post the photo or add the discription, I only found it in the data base and posted it to offer an answer to UAL777222.



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User currently offlineAndrewUber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 40
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 15060 times:

That first shot has quite a bit of heat haze to it as well, making things look a lot worse than they really are.  bigthumbsup 

Drew



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User currently offlineBoeing764 From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 298 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 12362 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 8):
Is it possible this aircraft has been out in the desert

The aircraft was stored at Goodyear in Arizona.


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User currently offlineFlyingNanook From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 830 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 12331 times:

I might be wrong about this, but wasn't that plane sitting there a couple of months ago, in a very similar condition? I remember flying into LAX for Easter, and seeing an MD11, which I assumed was Delta, in that condition.


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User currently offlineRAMPRAT980 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 600 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 11929 times:

Quoting AeroWeanie (Reply 12):
Aeronavali in Italy.

Where in italy is that ? And what exactly is done there to the planes ?



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User currently offlineLMP737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 11600 times:

Quoting EMBQA (Reply 15):
I didn't post the photo or add the discription, I only found it in the data base and posted it to offer an answer to UAL777222.

I had a feeling that you were aware of this, guess I was right.  Smile


User currently offlineRampRat74 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1541 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 11599 times:

Aeronavali's operation is in Naples. They add a cargo door, they beef up the main deck floor, and add some other things.

User currently offlineRedflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4376 posts, RR: 28
Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 10239 times:

Quoting Boeing764 (Reply 17):
The aircraft was stored at Goodyear in Arizona.

Great pic and thanks for posting it, Boeing764.

Do you know why the engines don't have covers on them? Seems they went to a lot of trouble to seal off the L.G. bay openings but not the engines.



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User currently offlineDavejondi From United States of America, joined May 2005, 19 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 10071 times:

 banghead  Those marine layers in Socal can be a real bummer to aviators and photographers alike.

User currently offlineN751PR From Japan, joined May 2002, 1249 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (9 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 9850 times:

I've been seeing that MD-11 ever since I returned home from Idaho three months ago. I took this picture back in February 1 on a AS MD-80 from GEG:




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25 Post contains images LX23 : somehow, seeing that bird in that condition makes me feel something akin to having a chunk of my heart torn out...so sad... anyone know why some airli
26 PapaNovember : That was funny!!
27 Post contains images UAMAYBACH1239 : Usually when someone asks a question its because they are curious. I think it is very classless of people (of you) , too rub in the fact that you may
28 1millionflyer : Amen UAMAYBACH1239 I hate when people slam others, many time the people doing the slamming are wrong, I just laugh and don;t rely, Although it is sad
29 EMBQA : UAMABach- First, my response in that manner where in relation to the topic thread name, which has since been changed.
30 Post contains images Freedom4all : i agree sense I have joined I've noticed so many people here can be so arrogant, sarcastic and rude...gimmie a break, not every one is an aviation ex
31 AeroWeanie : No, the Aeronavali operation that does freighter mods is in Venice (at the airport, not in the city!). Exactly.
32 UA777222 : Actually more than most. Due to United Airlines' policy I am not at liberty to post pictures in a public forum. If you which to have a look please do
33 FutureFO : That M11 has been there for about 4 months now. When I went to LAX in Jan it was all ready there. Sean from MCO and MKE
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