Pensacolaguy From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 548 posts, RR: 1 Posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3671 times:
My friend flew from Brownsville, TX to Honduras in a helicopter and he took this picture of a 727 somewhere in Tampico, Mexico. Anyone have any idea where this is? And more importantly why there is a 727 parked there? Looks like maybe a memorial?
In 1921, Mexican commercial aviation started there.
Maybe that has something to do with it?
Viasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1898 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3427 times:
I'm not sure, but it could be c/n 19427/375.
This is a B727-064 with the former registration XA-RRB. This aircraft was delivered to Mexicana (as XA-SEM), later it was in service with the Fuerza Aérea Mexicana (as XC-FAC and then as TP-10502) and it's last operator was TAESA (as XA-RRB).
But, the 19427/375 was also reported at Leon City - not sure which is correct...
727forever From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 794 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3410 times:
Quoting Viasa (Reply 2): I'm not sure, but it could be c/n 19427/375.
Are you sure that it is a -100? The picture is a bit rough, but it looks like it could be a -264 to me. The #2 inlet is round as opposed to oval, it has the aft service door, and the wing tips end prior to the outboard engines. I know I'm nit picking, but it may help discover the identity of the airplane.
N405MX From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1378 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3377 times:
The plane is XA-MEB B727-264 cn21837/1545, ex MX, it was donated to Tampico´s goverment, as part of MX plan of retire some planes to museums or parks like XA-MEE at "mundo de adeveras" in MTY, the plane is fully white except for the tail, it´s now wearing the title "Metropolix" interactive park, it´s sitting next to the "Parque Metro" in the zone of the Carpenter Lagoon -Laguna del Carpintero, arriving from the airport you take the Lopez Mateos blvd and you´ll see it, it its before arriving to downtown, i´m uploading a picture to myav to post it later, went to TAM in may and took the picture of it, it´s closed to public, but you can get near the airplane.
[Edited 2006-09-07 19:44:10]
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