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First Picture Of A Scrapped WN 733?  
User currently offlineSXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2356 posts, RR: 21
Posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 13258 times:

As I was browsing through the flickr site I noticed something quite interesting, a scrapped WN 733. Obviously I am sure we have seen a few photos of their -200s biting the dust, but this is the first time well for me- not sure about anyone else seeing something like this. The pic is taken in Roswell,NM :

http://www.flickr.com/photos/10513773@N04/2686445123/

anyone have any Idea on what regi this bird is?


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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 13260 times:



Quoting SXDFC (Thread starter):

I'll give then $5,000 for it, I'd Like an apartment....  tongue 



Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7615 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 13199 times:

According to airfleets, the following are in storage;

N667SW MSN 23063
N319SW MSN 23340
N320SW MSN 23341
N321SW MSN 23342
N322SW MSN 23343


User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 13177 times:

Ah to me this is a refreshing sight.


"Some People Just Know How To Fly"- Best slogan ever, RIP NW 1926-2009
User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7615 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 13154 times:

I am no special fan of Boeing, but fail to share your pleasure.

User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 13064 times:

Quoting SXDFC (Thread starter):
As I was browsing through the flickr site I noticed something quite interesting, a scrapped WN 733.

There were six -300s (N319SW, N320SW, N321SW, N322SW, N667SW, and N696SW) removed from the fleet, and I know for sure that N322SW N696SW ferried DAL-GYR. I don't know what happened to them once they got there. The other four were reportedly parked (with white decals on the tail) over at the fomer Legend Terminal at DAL for awhile, but they're all gone. Perhaps one/all of this group of four ended up in ROW to meet their fate, and the picture is one of those.

It wouldn't be the first photo of a scrapped SWA B733---that "honor" goes to N668SW

[Edited 2008-07-26 10:51:28]

User currently offlineJogales From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 437 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 12971 times:



Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 5):
The other four were reportedly parked (with white decals on the tail) over at the fomer Legend Terminal at DAL for awhile, but they're all gone

If you look carefully at the pic, you can see a white decal over the titles on the tail.


Josh



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User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6439 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 12931 times:



Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 5):
It wouldn't be the first photo of a scrapped SWA B733---that "honor" goes to N668SW

Whatever happened to those pilots I wonder.



Listen Betty, don't start up with your 'White Zone' s*** again.
User currently offlineCatdaddy63 From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 12856 times:
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Looks like it's been well stripped! Lots of good spare parts taken from her before the chopper takes his turn.

User currently offlineAAH732UAL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 12692 times:

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 7):
Whatever happened to those pilots I wonder.

If your talking about Burbank..... then they walked away. They also probably went back into the sim to learn how to better stablize an approach and not get so far behind the plane as to touch down at 180knots on a 6000 foot runway  

You got to understand that its not one crash and your out. A lot of times the pilots are back flying the line w/in a few months. Might have to go back to the sim for a while but most of the time they get cleared and return to flying stataus. Heck a pal of mine at UA was involved in a crash and after the quick investigation, all the pilots were back flying within a few weeks!

[Edited 2008-07-26 13:17:28]

User currently offlineSXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2356 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 12672 times:



Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 7):
Whatever happened to those pilots I wonder.

They survived although from what I heard, after the accident they both took a nice flight to the unemployment office.



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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 12612 times:



Quoting Jogales (Reply 6):
If you look carefully at the pic, you can see a white decal over the titles on the tail.

You're correct. Out of the four that didn't go to GYR (N319SW, N320SW, N321SW, and N667SW), I'm pretty sure that N667SW was still in the old tan scheme. In any of the other three also were still in tan, the most photos in the Anet database should indicate which were/were not, so you may be able to narrow it down to one of a couple of aircraft it may have been.


User currently offlineSXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2356 posts, RR: 21
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 12451 times:

It would be pretty unfortunate for the one pictured to be 322, as I flew on 322 in 2005.

What is the fate of the non 3H4's ships 667-699 ( I know 667 668 and 696 are no longer with WN) but since they are not getting the winglets I suppose that means that their life with WN is numbered as the new -700s roll in.

Also on another note:

N308SA and N317WN are also non-3H4s along with 340 and 345, again will those planes leave the fleet too?



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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 12392 times:

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Quoting SXDFC (Reply 12):
It would be pretty unfortunate for the one pictured to be 322, as I flew on 322 in 2005.

I'm almost certain that N322SW went to GYR, so I don't think it's the one pictured in ROW.

Quoting SXDFC (Reply 12):
N308SA and N317WN are also non-3H4s along with 340 and 345, again will those planes leave the fleet too?

I remember those two because myself and another dispatcher ran them Luton-KEF-Frobisher Bay-PAE..

Quoting SXDFC (Reply 12):
What is the fate of the non 3H4's ships 667-699 ( I know 667 668 and 696 are no longer with WN) but since they are not getting the winglets I suppose that means that their life with WN is numbered as the new -700s roll in.

N308, N317, and all the other non-3H4 birds in the 300-series and 600-series numbers will all eventually come out of the fleet based on age/line number/hours/cycles and other factors. With N300SW the oldest bird, and still flying, who knows when they'll start..  Wink


User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4328 posts, RR: 35
Reply 14, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 12330 times:

a poster on Flicr thinks it is N321SW


nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
User currently offlineSXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2356 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 12330 times:



Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 13):
I remember those two because myself and another dispatcher ran them Luton-KEF-Frobisher Bay-PAE..

Did WN pilots fly them out of Europe?

Glad that it wasn't 322 although I wonder what airlines are going to want these birds?



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25372 posts, RR: 22
Reply 16, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 12299 times:



Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 5):
It wouldn't be the first photo of a scrapped SWA B733---that "honor" goes to N668SW



Quoting AAH732UAL (Reply 9):
Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 7):
Whatever happened to those pilots I wonder.

If your talking about Burbank..... then they walked away. They also probably went back into the sim to learn how to better stablize an approach and not get so far behind the plane as to touch down at 180knots on a 6000 foot runway

Note the gas prices in Burbank on March 5, 2000.



User currently offlineTb727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1598 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 12275 times:

Awwwww I wish gas was $1.59 again..... Sad


Too lazy to work, too scared to steal!
User currently offlineSAAB900 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2007, 489 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 12110 times:



Quoting Tb727 (Reply 17):
Awwwww I wish gas was $1.59 again..

Try coming to the UK, you'd have a heart attack at our prices!  Wow!

Dave(SAAB900)


User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 12079 times:



Quoting SXDFC (Reply 15):

Did WN pilots fly them out of Europe?

Yes, they did..

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 16):

Note the gas prices in Burbank on March 5, 2000.

Isn't that something? The "good old days" at $1.59---sure didn't seem like it at the time...

I worked at a Mobil station while in HS in 1972, and it was .26 a gallon then, and they gave away jars of Smuckers jam to attract customers.... Those days are long gone...  Sad


User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3356 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 11747 times:

Why are there baggage containers strewn around the aircraft?

User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 11349 times:



Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 14):
a poster on Flicr thinks it is N321SW

I'm not so sure...

N319SW Blue
N320SW Blue
N321SW Tan as of May 2007 photo in DB
N322SW Went to GYR
N667SW Tan
N696SW Went to GYR

IIRC, all 6 came out of the fleet in the Dec 2007-Jan 2008 time frame, and it wouldn't have made sense to re-paint N321SW only to retire it within 6 months between May 2007 and Dec 2007. For that reason, I suspect the aircraft in the photo is either N319SW or N320SW.


User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4943 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 10967 times:



Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 19):

Isn't that something? The "good old days" at $1.59---sure didn't seem like it at the time...

If I remember back then, $1.59 was actually a little expensive for that area! Amazing to look back...



Scotty doesn't know...
User currently offlineFalcon790 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 61 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 10897 times:



Quoting San747 (Reply 22):
Amazing to look back...

What do you mean by amazing? This just pisses me off so much I want to shoot someone!

Disclaimer: No I'm not going to shoot anybody... but I'm just that mad

Falcon790


User currently offlineAirlineBrat From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 652 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 10338 times:



Quoting SXDFC (Reply 10):
They survived although from what I heard, after the accident they both took a nice flight to the unemployment office.

I'd hope that they were sent through some rigorous training and put back in the cockpit in some capacity. After experiencing an event like that, I bet they would become the most 'by the book' uber cautious pilots in the industry. They should at least teach a short course during the training academy for new pilots. Explaining what happened would be a pretty powerful lesson to pass on.



I'm leavin on a jet plane. Don't know when I'll be back again....
25 Silver1SWA : There is another photo of the aircraft from that flickr link. It's a bad angle, but the registration is visible. I'm not on a computer with the prope
26 Post contains links RW170 : They were fired. http://www.allbusiness.com/operation...shipping-air-freight/600264-1.html
27 AndrewUber : I'm thinking they ended up taking a bus to that office.
28 Revelation : I remember watching Jay Leno and he showed that same photo and said "Look, isn't that amazing - look how much gas costs!"
29 Dazed767 : Anyone else find that article interesting... Flight 1455 from Los Angeles to Burbank was carrying 142 passengers....
30 Post contains images M404 : I know it's not a -300 but it's the only grounded WN bird I've found. And the food was a LOT better. It's still got the regs as N86SW[Edited 2008-07-
31 Silver1SWA : 137 passengers + 5 crew = 142 people on board.
32 UN_B732 : yeah but LAX-BUR? WN doesn't fly LAX-BUR..
33 OPNLguy : It was LAS-BUR. LAS and LAX get confused a lot...
34 PC12Fan : I remember reading the cockpit voice recorder text from this incident. Last sentence was the pilot saying, "there goes my fucking career".
35 Silver1SWA : Doh! I received a message on flickr from someone who knows the person hosting the photo. After zooming in on the pic, they believe the aircraft is N3
36 OPNLguy : I think you're correct... If the other three (that didn't go to GYR) also went to ROW, I wonder if they were broken up too?
37 Scxmechanic : I think you're on to something! The FAA has both of those N numbers cancelled, all the others are still active with the FAA from what I can tell.
38 Pdxcessna206 : Yeah and we usually have to drive further though. But why did this 733 get scrapped? run out of hours?
39 SPREE34 : I'm in UK right now. About $140 to fill up an Audi A3 yesterday. Farnborough was great!
40 Socalfive : I was working for Leno when the Burbank incident happened. The best joke that came out of this thing on his show was "Not only was the flight 40 minut
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