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N627US Permanently Wfu  
User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10751 posts, RR: 9
Posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2942 times:


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Seems like N627US has ended its flying days after its nosegear broke at Guam a few weeks ago. I guess after temporary repairs have been done it will be flown at low altitude to Marana.

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User currently offlineAviatorTJ From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1838 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2877 times:

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Too bad. Only 742 in new colors correct?


User currently offlineBrick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1588 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2760 times:

Quoting NA (Thread starter):
Seems like N627US has ended its flying days after its nosegear broke at Guam a few weeks ago. I guess after temporary repairs have been done it will be flown at low altitude to Marana.

And what is your source for this information? Or is this just your opinion? You guess that it will be flown out?



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User currently offlineAMSSFO From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 952 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2696 times:

Quoting NA (Thread starter):
I guess after temporary repairs have been done it will be flown at low altitude to Marana.

Why do you think so? Do you have any new info?
http://www.airliners.net/discussions...eral_aviation/read.main/2397521/4/


User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10751 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2437 times:

It is just my guess, yes. This has been done with other aging aircraft before which were found surplus. One recent example: Iran Air´s 747SP which had the same mishap (as N627US at Guam) at Beijing last year (or was it already in 2003?). It was flown back to Tehran to serve as spares aircraft.
The rumour that N627US might become an artificial reef sounds pretty weird to me.
I´m sure N627US is one of the 747s NWA rejects the lease on though! Isn´t ship 627 the oldest 747 NWA had left? I´ve seen no pictures of N624US (which is also in the latest colours) after early this year. All other NWA 742s older than N627US are retired or parked for sure.


User currently offlineSATL382G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2372 times:

Quoting NA (Reply 4):
It is just my guess, yes.

So what your really saying is that you don't know and that your subject line is complete rubbish.........


User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2363 times:

Quoting NA (Reply 4):
All other NWA 742s older than N627US are retired or parked for sure.

Why would the paint it in the NC then?

Whats WFU btw?



Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10751 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2353 times:

No. If a new livery is removed from an airplane it always means something. Especially if the aircraft is old and damaged. My intention was just to gather info here. Maybe I should not have forgotten the questionmark. Sorry for that.

User currently offlineN774UA From Netherlands, joined Aug 2004, 343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2347 times:

N774UA

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 6):
Whats WFU btw?

Withdrawn from use

N774UA



...follow his instructions, switch off at the stand.
User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10751 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2343 times:

wfu means withdrawn from use.

User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2341 times:

No No I ment if it was the oldest a/c, why would they paint it in the first place?


Maybe the thread title should be edited?



Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4330 posts, RR: 35
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2330 times:

Quoting SATL382G (Reply 5):
So what your really saying is that you don't know and that your subject line is complete rubbish.........

Well why else would Northwest have removed colours and logos? It seems pretty likely. Come on, this is a discussion forum and one of the more interesting topics to read today, why is it necessary so rude to someone who brings this up.



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User currently offlineSATL382G From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2256 times:

Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 11):
Well why else would Northwest have removed colours and logos?

Commonly done on accident aircraft to avoid negative publicity for the carrier, even when the carrier intends to return the aircraft to service.

Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 11):
Come on, this is a discussion forum and one of the more interesting topics to read today, why is it necessary so rude to someone who brings this up.

Because this guy was passing this off as fact when it was anything but. Come on, this is a discussion forum and folks who try to pass off guesses as facts will have their hats handed to them. Why is it necessary to question the motives of those who are simply trying to seperate fact from fiction?


User currently offlineStuckinMAF From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2173 times:

I'll take it!  yes 

User currently offlineDAYflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 3807 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2077 times:

Quoting StuckinMAF (Reply 13):
I'll take it!

Yeah, no kidding....me too. With NW in chapter 11 it must be cheaper to keep her. Why don't they just fix it and start making some revenue with her again??



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User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13120 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2052 times:

First of all, the suggestion of permanent WFU is just speculation. Perhaps perm WFU may happen if 1) the damage within the airframe is more serious and costly that it appears, and 2) the value of the a/c due to age, cycles, hours and closeness to next major check (and it's cost) may make retirement the financially best option.
Still, it is sad to see what was a good and servicable a/c have to be retired.


User currently offlineNeilking From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2053 times:

Quoting SATL382G (Reply 5):
So what your really saying is that you don't know and that your subject line is complete rubbish.........

I'm always surprised by how rude and unpleasant some people can be on this board!!!!

Neil King
Edinburgh, UK


User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7496 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (8 years 11 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1999 times:

I've read elsewhere that the engines were removed and it may be turned into a reef.


'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offlineNA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10751 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (8 years 11 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1806 times:

Whatever, the fact that all same-aged sisterships have been parked over the last two years (N622US, 625, 626, 628, 641, 642 for example,the status of 623 and 624 is unclear, there are no photos of them flying since July) does not make it likely N627US will be put back in operation. Sad as it is, don´t misunderstand me, I would wish this beautiful bird could fly some time longer.

User currently offlineVunz From Netherlands, joined Jun 2001, 360 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (8 years 11 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1787 times:

Quoting United_fan (Reply 17):
I've read elsewhere that the engines were removed and it may be turned into a reef.

That would be surely an awesome diving spot! Are there more occasions of aircraft turned into artificial reefs?


User currently offlineZKEYE From New Zealand, joined May 2005, 242 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (8 years 11 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1781 times:

Quoting SATL382G (Reply 12):
Come on, this is a discussion forum and folks who try to pass off guesses as facts will have their hats handed to them. Why is it necessary to question the motives of those who are simply trying to separate fact from fiction?

What a remarkably rude little man you are. The guy apologized for omitting the question mark. English is most likely not his first language. There's no need to be so high and mighty.

For all that if she has been painted in the new C/S it would suggest that she has just had a heavy check. Who knows what sort of structural damage might have been done by the gearless landing though?



Bring out the gimp
User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7496 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (8 years 11 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1717 times:

Vunz,I read about an ex-AC 732 being put in Victoria Harbor between SEA and YVR. I think there are a few 727-100's in the Bahamas somewhere.


'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offlineVunz From Netherlands, joined Jun 2001, 360 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (8 years 11 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1691 times:

Quoting United_Fan (Reply 21):
Vunz,I read about an ex-AC 732 being put in Victoria Harbor between SEA and YVR. I think there are a few 727-100's in the Bahamas somewhere.

Well, time to go diving around the Americas I guess...


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