Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Damage To Passenger Planes At Opa Locka  
User currently offlineN471WN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 5 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3703 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

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...

5 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offlineHAWK21M From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3570 times:

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

User currently offlineVS773ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3538 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;

User currently offlineBOAC707 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3450 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.

User currently offlineKFLLCFII From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3429 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

User currently offlineLTBEWR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3417 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.

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Wilma Aircraft Damage At Opa Locka posted Wed Oct 26 2005 14:21:24 by SATL382G
C172 Makes Emergency Landing At Opa Locka posted Tue Sep 19 2006 22:53:05 by AirTranTUS
Changes At Opa-locka Airport posted Mon Aug 21 2006 18:42:35 by 5mileBob
How To Identify Planes At Cruising Altitude? posted Thu Mar 2 2006 02:27:57 by Mudboy
Cyprus A320 At Opa Locka WFU/BBU posted Tue Jun 14 2005 00:27:06 by AkjetBlue
SWA Boeing 737-200's At Opa Locka posted Mon Mar 7 2005 22:34:58 by Dbba
Best Place To Spot Planes At BOS/Logan Intl'? posted Fri Aug 1 2003 17:43:10 by SwissINTLA340
Best Place To Spot Planes At CLK posted Sat Jun 2 2001 04:04:25 by United Airline
Best Places To Watch Planes At O'hare posted Sun Jun 25 2000 03:47:10 by Cre
Passenger Traffic At MDT Continues To Decline posted Fri Jun 30 2006 22:05:23 by BatonOps