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The Comet At ORD  
User currently offlineMDW22L31C From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 204 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2483 times:

What happened to the Comet that sat at ORD for years and years?

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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7386 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2396 times:
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Quoting MDW22L31C (Thread starter):
What happened to the Comet that sat at ORD for years and years?

It was broken up years ago. The Dick Smart Comet sat on a deserted part of the ramp for years, on the old Illinois ANG side of the airport. But when the airport planned expansion, they gave the owners an ultimatum to move the Comet off the property. There was attempt to dismantle it and move it off the airport in 1995, but time ran out as well as funding to do it. It was sold to a salvage company and was gone by 1996.



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31573 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2286 times:

Too bad.
Any Comet preserved in any Museum.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineDuke From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 1155 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2225 times:

Yes, there are some preserved Comets out there, Mel.

http://geocities.com/cometmp/

This website gives you the rundown. Enjoy.


User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7386 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2047 times:
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Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 2):
Any Comet preserved in any Museum.

The Museum of Flight in Seattle, has volubteeres working on a Mexicana Comet 4C up at PAE in Everett. It was painted in former BOAC colours by the Everett Community College, but never flew for BOAC, it flew for Mexicana under the reg of XA-NAS, a sistership to the Dick Smart Comet. The restoration is headed up by retired Boeing engineer, Robert Hood. Progress is slow at the moment because it is all done by volunteers.



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