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Status Of Abondoned DC-10 At MCN?  
User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 5801 times:

It was reported a while back that there was an abandoned DC-10 at the Macon, GA airport. I found the aircraft on Google Maps so it would appear that it has been there for quite some time. In the map below the aircraft can be seen on the southernmost apron.


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I did a Google search and found that the fate of this aircraft was recently discussed at a Macon City Council meeting held on February 26, 2008. Apparently the owner of the aircraft is Ana Guiterrez and/or World Aviaton Services. At the time of the meeting the aircraft is past due in rent.

Anyone have any further information as to the identity of this aircraft?

Chris in ATL

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User currently offlineLexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2515 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 5790 times:

I would love to go see this bird for myself!!


Nashville, Tennessee KBNA
User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 5746 times:



Quoting Lexy (Reply 1):

Can we say, road trip? Talk about a rare shot! A heavy at MCN!

Speaking of rare aircraft in Macon, check this old girl out!


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The former Atlanta Skylarks Boeing 720 later ended up stored in San Diego at SDM and then finally ended up in India with "Continental Airlines" as VT-ERS (wfu in 1991). Talk about a strange history!


User currently offlineLexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2515 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 5721 times:



Quoting Flynavy (Reply 2):
Can we say, road trip? Talk about a rare shot! A heavy at MCN!

I'm up for it!!!!!! LOL!! I'll just have to get the wife onboard and all!



Nashville, Tennessee KBNA
User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 5683 times:

Another Georgia rare bird is the ex-N781DL, the L-1011 that had the severe decompression incident enroute LAX-HNL. The aircraft was ferried all the way to Dobbins ARB (MGE) after the incident and remains stored there to this day in Delta Widget livery.

The irony is that she is the only Delta L1011 that still calls Georgia home!


User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 5677 times:



Quoting Flynavy (Reply 4):

Correction: two L1011s still call Georgia home. The prototype (or, rather, what's left of her) is now the Delta Heritage Museum store.

The movie Passenger 57 was filmed inside of the hulk prior to it being given to the Delta museum.


User currently offlineAndrewC75 From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5396 times:



Quoting Flynavy (Reply 4):
the L-1011 that had the severe decompression incident enroute LAX-HNL. The aircraft was ferried all the way to Dobbins ARB (MGE) after the incident and remains stored there to this day in Delta Widget livery.

There is a good reason for that, of course (and I know you already know this Chris, but for all others). Lockheed has a facility co-located on the Dobbins ARB facility.  Smile


User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7505 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5353 times:

Yes,for sure , some pictures of these 'rare' abandonded birds would be sweet. For some reason,these things fascinate me. Just love tooking at the mold-covered planes in Brazil and Africa. Wish I knew someone at those places.


'Empathy was yesterday...Today, you're wasting my Mother-F'ing time' - Heat.
User currently offlineLexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2515 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 5309 times:



Quoting Flynavy (Reply 4):
Another Georgia rare bird is the ex-N781DL, the L-1011 that had the severe decompression incident enroute LAX-HNL. The aircraft was ferried all the way to Dobbins ARB (MGE) after the incident and remains stored there to this day in Delta Widget livery.

On my next trip to Georgia, we need to take a drive Chris.



Nashville, Tennessee KBNA
User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5251 times:



Quoting Flynavy (Reply 4):
Another Georgia rare bird is the ex-N781DL, the L-1011 that had the severe decompression incident enroute LAX-HNL. The aircraft was ferried all the way to Dobbins ARB (MGE) after the incident and remains stored there to this day in Delta Widget livery.

All Delta widgets have been removed, only the blue along the window line and the red stripe above the windows remains.

Quoting Lexy (Reply 8):
On my next trip to Georgia, we need to take a drive Chris.

The Delta L-1011 is parked far way from any public roads and can only be seen from inside Lockheed property.


User currently offlineLexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2515 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5222 times:



Quoting 474218 (Reply 9):
The Delta L-1011 is parked far way from any public roads and can only be seen from inside Lockheed property.

That's cool.



Nashville, Tennessee KBNA
User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4841 times:

I spoke with the MCN airport director and we are setting up an appointment to get some photographic documentation of this aircraft. He told me that they are trying to scrap this aircraft.

Did some research on this bird...

Type: DC-10-10, later -10F(AF)
MSN: 46727/83
Engines: 3 CF6-6D1A

Some history on the airframe:

18.01.1973: Assembled in Long Beach and registred N1348U for McDonnell-Douglas
20.05.1974: To Laker Airways (Canterbury Belle), G-BBSZ
10.1977: Leased to Air Algerie
12.1977: Returned to Laker Airways
04.1982: To International Air Leases, N917CL
05.1982: Leased to Capitol Air
30.07.1983: Returned to International Air Leases
06.09.1983: Leased to Arrow Air
03.1984: Re-registred N917JW
01.11.1984: Sub-leased to World Airways
17.09.1986: Returned to International Air Leases
15.10.1986: Leased to Spantax, EC-EAZ
21.05.1987: Returned to International Air Leases, N917JW
09.06.1986: To American Airlines
08.07.1987: To Aeronautics & Astronautics
05.07.1987: Leased to Spantax
04.1988: Returned to Aeronautics & Astronautics
01.04.1989: Leased to Key Air
06.1989: Sub-leased to Garuda Indonesian Airways
1989: Returned to Key Air
07.1989: To Security Pacific Eurfinance
07.1989: Leased to World Airways
07.1989: Sub-leased to Key Air
12.1989: Re-registred N40KA
03.05.1990: Returned to World Airways
08.1990: Re-registred N104WA
25.04.1992: Returned to Security Pacific Finance
????: WFU and stored in Mojave, California
????: Ferried to Mc Carran Field, Las Vegas
11.1992: To Concord Asset Management
08.01.1994: To World Aviation Services
08.07.1994: To Global Aircraft Sales
06.1995: Converted to DC-10-10F (AF)
10.1995: WFU and stored in Macon, Georgia
1997: Leased to ARCA Colombia, but still stored in Macon

A breif overview of her career:


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Lexy - I'll be sure to let you know the exact details.


User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4829 times:



Quoting Flynavy (Reply 11):

Of course, none of the freaking images work because of this site's (lack of) engineering.  banghead 


User currently offlineLexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2515 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4762 times:



Quoting Flynavy (Reply 11):
Lexy - I'll be sure to let you know the exact details.

I was just about to call you about that. Keep me informed about it because you know when we will be down there! WOO HOO!!!



Nashville, Tennessee KBNA
User currently offlineDahlgardo From Denmark, joined Sep 2004, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4671 times:

This is how N104WA looked on 25/9/2007.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3117/2689576728_5cb25c2543_o.jpg



Nothing to say
User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4665 times:

Wow! Thanks Jakob!

Such a shame!


User currently offlineLexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2515 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days ago) and read 4519 times:

I wonder how much is left on the inside? I would love to get up in that old thing!!!


Nashville, Tennessee KBNA
User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 17, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days ago) and read 4434 times:



Quoting Lexy (Reply 16):
I wonder how much is left on the inside?

Once the doors are gone, the answer is ......not much.
Next stop, Anhauser Busch.
safe



If two people agree on EVERYTHING, then one isn't necessary.
User currently offlineLexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2515 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (6 years 3 months 3 days ago) and read 4427 times:



Quoting Isitsafenow (Reply 17):
Once the doors are gone, the answer is ......not much.
Next stop, Anhauser Busch.


LOL!!! True!



Nashville, Tennessee KBNA
User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19926 posts, RR: 59
Reply 19, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4355 times:



Quoting Isitsafenow (Reply 17):
Once the doors are gone, the answer is ......not much.
Next stop, Anhauser Busch.
safe

You mean InBev now.  duck 


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