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Phuket Air Plane Still At LGW?  
User currently offlineVS747SPUR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 373 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 4102 times:

Hi all,
Anyone know why this is ? I thought that they have stopped flying to LGW ?


[p.s. I have a picture of the plane but can't seem to get a picture and have tried the help function, any ideas ?  Confused ]

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User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4108 posts, RR: 49
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 4066 times:

LGW has sort of become a place for 747's that aren't going anywhere in recent times. We had G-VCAT for ages and now this one. Phuket Air are banned from flying in the UK, so that plane can't actually leave the ground, which means that planes stuck!


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User currently offlineDiesel1 From UK - Wales, joined Mar 2001, 1642 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 4057 times:

Broken 747

Not allowed to go until fixed

Phuket Air not allowed to operate through UK anymore anyhow

Some reports that as well as faults, aircraft impounded too.

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User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 4007 times:

Phuket Air is specifically mentioned by the Department for Transport as having its permit to operate within the United Kingdom revoked due to operational safety concerns. So the aircraft is unable to move unless they can regain the permit or it is sold to another operator who can then demonstrate that it is safe to fly.

Basically it's clamped....and the axe is probably going to fall on it unless it's economically viable to buy it, repair it and fly it out.

User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 3956 times:

Good to know the powers that be are prepared to draw the line and stick to it, will this a/c have to undergo a major check (C, D, whatever?) to prove it is fit to go if bought by another operator?

User currently offlineDAirbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 596 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3711 times:
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I saw the aircraft when I flew out of LGW last week. I was too far away to make out the registration. Can any folks in LGW tell me which aircraft this is?
Thanks in advance.


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User currently offlineDowningbarry From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3639 times:

The aircraft has also been impounded for failure to pay landing fees by Phuket Air. This is in on top of the series of problems experienced at LGW by Phuket Air last month, such as the aborted take-offs and fuel leaks from an overfilled wing.

I remember reading on another forum that the landing fees amount to between £7,000 and £10,000, though I'm not sure of the truth to this.

User currently offlineLowsonboy From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 275 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3522 times:

I think it's HS-VAN, it was on stand 172 near the tower, now been moved (rather omminously!) to the graveyard next to the Trident and the wingless Comet!

User currently offlineOnlysmarties From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 46 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3320 times:

yeah the reg is HS-VAN and has now been moved to the 150,s now

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