NA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11098 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 9089 times:
As for the NWA 747 N627US, several webpages list is as written off, though I´ve seen photos of it with the nosegear rectified and looking intact, but without titles. Probably wfu due to its age as its was anyway short of retirement when this mishap happened. There are no photos showing it in service again.
Jbernie From Australia, joined Jan 2007, 880 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 8748 times:
for the NWA 747 I guess they kind of had to fix it to get it ouf Guam, not sure how much free space they would have for a 747 to sit with its nose on the ground.
as to the 727, assuming it is the one i recall, (how many are missing?) then there was all sorts of talk about it being in various places and all, then the talk died down, either the media went on to something as they got bored or it became a cold case.
Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 69
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 8692 times:
Quoting Jbernie (Reply 4): as to the 727, assuming it is the one i recall, (how many are missing?) then there was all sorts of talk about it being in various places and all, then the talk died down, either the media went on to something as they got bored or it became a cold case.
For a time, there was even talk that the B727 that crashed close to Christmas a few years back while leaving (I think) Nigeria and headed towards Beirut was the one that was missing...
Still, I'm quite certain that I had read that it was located.
N844AA From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 8679 times:
You know, I'd just like to take this opportunity to apologize for contaminating the message boards for people looking for info on the missing 727. If I could change my username at this point, I certainly would.
New airplanes, new employees, low fares, all touchy-feely ... all of them are losers. -Gordon Bethune
NA From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11098 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 8474 times:
I find it very surprising that nobody so far can say what the status of the NWA 747 is. There are only two places were it can be, either still at Guam, or it was flown to the US, and is stored in the desert. A return to service seems very unlikely as someone would have posted a picture on a.net already. Should be easy to know after a few hundred members have read this thread.
Philb From Ireland, joined May 1999, 2915 posts, RR: 13
Reply 18, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7835 times:
Quoting NA (Reply 12): As for the certifcation, this makes it even more mysterious. No one has ever posted a photograph this airplane flying since its accident.
...and the professional aviation sites have it as a total loss also.
However, a total insurance loss doesn't make for an aircraft that won't fly again. The term is used to denote where the insurers have paid out the insured figure for the hull. They may then sell on the aircraft to someone else to break up, repair or whatever. Two points are clouding the issue here. It is still a Northwest owned machine according to the FAA who issued a new cert after the accident and it is known that the aircraft was eventually towed from where it came to rest back to the ramp.
Anyone here from Guam, or anyone been through Guam recently?
COSPN From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Oct 2001, 1836 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7835 times:
Yes... see my post above its in Guam south ramp waiting for the wrecking crew from Manila to scrap it engines are removed...they will have to comply with US and Guam EPA rules to dispose the Fuel and fluids ....and someone will have to pay the parking fee due to the Airport...
ThePalauan From Guam, joined Oct 2006, 264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 7593 times:
I see that 747 almost everyday just sitting there. It's parked just outside of the Continental hangar where they do checks on the 738s. I didn't know about the scrapping info until I read COSPN's post. That incident really caused a local stir regarding the airport fire team's response to the situation. I got into a heated debate with a friend of mine over whether the airport was really ready or not. Hopefully, next time something like that does happen, the firefighters will respond faster and in bigger numbers.
You can take the boy out of the island, but not the island out of the boy!
MrComet From Ireland, joined Mar 2005, 579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5147 times:
This is a bizarre case but maybe not really. There is a lot of evil stuff happening in Africa.
The plane may be being used by Victor Bout, the infamous Russian arms trafficker who works out or Sharjah....or one of this cronies. They allegedly traffick guns, people, diamonds or anything else that will pay.
KL577 From Netherlands, joined Oct 2006, 782 posts, RR: 0
Reply 25, posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 5081 times:
Quoting Leskova (Reply 6): For a time, there was even talk that the B727 that crashed close to Christmas a few years back while leaving (I think) Nigeria and headed towards Beirut was the one that was missing...
That was in Cotonou, Benin, Christmas day 2002 or 2003. Last year parts of the fuselage were still lying on Cotonou beach. Now I happen to be in Cotonou this week, so I will check the beach again later (and get some photos!)