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Damage To Passenger Planes At Opa Locka  
User currently offlineN471WN From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1490 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3321 times:
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Does anyone know or have pictures of any damage to parked passenger planes at Opa Locka during the last hurricane? I know that the a/c at Opa Locka are mostly there to be scrapped but wondered if there was any damage. I saw the picture of the 727-100 at PBI that went into the shed but is that the only commercial a/c damaged at any of the southern Florida Airports? Pictures would be helpful...

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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31568 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3188 times:

Wern't there plans to Fly out Serviceable Aircraft before Approach of the Hurricane.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineVS773ER From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 276 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3156 times:

They had an article in Thursday Sun newspaper here in the UK. It was a low res pic but looked like a DC10 rolled into an ex JAL A300 just a bit back from the left bulkhead leaving a gaping hole in the passenger compartment shaped like the DC10s cockpit! Both had been stored for an age it seems. (Will try and find pics)

Also, found this on google;
http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5344554,00.html


User currently offlineBOAC707 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 278 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3068 times:

I saw the same clip....It looked like a A310 that was in the the throws of being broken up. The DC10 that roled into it looked in OK shape.

It looked to me like Wilma just helped with the scrapping process. There were no engines, nose cone, or interior seats and the tail looked rough, etc.



smokey classics to the end of time
User currently offlineKFLLCFII From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3288 posts, RR: 31
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3047 times:

If fuel conservation wasn't a big problem right now in this area, I'd run down and get a few shots for you...But I really can't spend the gas at the moment  Sad


"About the only way to look at it, just a pity you are not POTUS KFLLCFII, seems as if we would all be better off."
User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12877 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3035 times:

Apparently a number of GA's were damaged too at that and a number of other airports in Florida, as they were not secured to the ground, or broke from their securing ropes, starps, chains.
That was a wild pic of the port side, behind the wing breech of the fusulage of the one a/c. Just glad was an older a/c being scrapped, not an active or usable a/c.


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