NA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11375 posts, RR: 9 Posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 5347 times:
What has become out of Skyservice´s 767-300 and Atlas Air´s 747-200SF N808MC which both had had landing accidents a few months back?
Both were rumoured to be write-offs. But I´ve seen the Atlas freighter in its shiny new paint just a few weeks ago in Düsseldorf, in one piece and far from looking like something that´ll be cut apart soon (though its Atlas oldest Jet being built in 1976). The Skyservice 763 had suffered a severe crack in the fuselage and damage to its landing gear, something that doesn´t sound good at all, especially for a pax jet.
I do NOT know any official information, but what I can definitely report on, is that the plane has had a temporary structure (hangar) built around it, and Boeing has indeed started working on repairing the structure.
What I've heard as RUMOUR is that there is much more considerable damage than Boeing initially thought. What this means, no one but the official people and/or Skyservice only knows at this point.
As seen on Flight 5G560 Damage Photos the damage is serious. There is a law suit ( go to 7) at the bottom) from the passengers, so I would guess that the plane will be at PUJ until everything has been solved both in court and from the aviation authorities. Most likely the plane will be parted out and what's left will be scrapped.
U can also follow the case on Skyservice Flight 560 Class Action Lawsuit
A picture of C-GLMC at Punta Cana is here:
NA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11375 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5109 times:
Thank you very much for the info regarding the Skyservice jet.
As for the Atlas Air 742F: I´ve seen it in person and pretty much closeup parked in the Cargo area AFTER this fire exercise shown above, and besides the engine damage it looked fine to me. The only reason for not repairing it should be that its already 29 years old, though its new coat of paint makes it look a lot younger.
Captaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 55
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 5053 times:
Most likely the [Skyservice 767] will be parted out and what's left will be scrapped.
Most likely? How come? I'd say it's most likely to enter service again, given the fact that there are a number of previous cases very similar to this one, and those airplanes were successfully repaired. I don't mean any disrespect, but I believe you are incorrect, that's all
"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
JHSfan From Denmark, joined Apr 2004, 469 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4879 times:
Quoting Captaingomes (Reply 5): Most likely? How come? I'd say it's most likely to enter service again, given the fact that there are a number of previous cases very similar to this one, and those airplanes were successfully repaired. I don't mean any disrespect, but I believe you are incorrect, that's all
You are right Captain. More likely I was too fast.
A Lufthansa 747 was bended last year during maintenance at FRA. The plane is back in service after repair. So hopefully C-GLMC will be back if the damage is not to big.
NA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11375 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4800 times:
It will be a matter of age vs. value if the Skyservice 763 will be repaired or not. Neutrally looking the damage to the 763 is more severe than the damage to the Atlas freighter. But the freighter is at least twice as old so probably not worth investing in it anymore.
The cracked LH freighter is 10 years younger than the Atlas 742F and besides that I think that an important factor of why it has been repaired was that it happened inside LHs own repair facility and was done by LHs own technicians, certainly also as a kind of showcase of its own capability. The Skyservice 763 though must be repaired in a relatively remote faraway place. Practically it will be vastly more expensive to repair this theoretically similar damage.
Spacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 3234 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 4700 times:
Don't forget the Atlas 742 also recieved some pretty extensive damage to theskins of the forward fuselage in the incident as well. I think it was the replacement of these panels (6 in total IIRC) plus repairing/replacing all of the underlying structures that caused the scrapping decision to be made. For a while the only question was will it be scrapped at DUS, or would it be repaired to fly to the UK for scrapping.
RicardoFG From Spain, joined Feb 2005, 678 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4413 times:
LMC IS being repaired piece by piece, frame by frame, a very long slow process but it is being fixed in its makeshift hanger down in PUJ...i am not sure of its scheduled return date to MY TRAVEL but JJC is due to go back after the Italy flights are done for the year
Airman99o From Canada, joined Aug 1999, 981 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4315 times:
The 767 for Sky is being repaired as I type this. then goes back to My Travel for the winter, and hopefully for good. JJC is supoused to be going out west this winter for YYC and YVR flying. Not to sure as to what the goings on are out that way as I haven't seen anything written on paper.
BWIA330 From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 919 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4151 times:
So Skyservice is only having one 767 for the winter season? I heard that Signature Vacations will be bringing two 767's this winter season from First Choice, would Skyservice be utilizing these planes?