Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 13264 posts, RR: 34 Posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6992 times:
According to a thread on PPRUNE, an ANA 747 has been declared an insurance write off after an accident at a hangar at BKK. Apparently, a fire started in the fwd hold while cleaning solvents were being used and a certain type of retardant was used, which spread throughout the aircraft - cockpit and all - and is apparently impossible to remove completely.
Not sure what aircraft it is (anyone heard anything more), but I can see ANA being pretty cheesed off about this.
Na From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11576 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 6439 times:
Sad if true. Though it doesnt tarnish the 744s great safety record, which is second only to the 777, and well, the A380 of cause.
Strange that it didnt make more news. We are talking about a mighty 744 here, not just of one of the thousands and thousands of bread-and-butter 737s or A320s.
It could indeed be JA8955. There are no photos of that bird since last summer. Airfleets has it as "stored since 11.2008", unusual for a 744D, as all others are active and so far only the standard 744s are being sold.
There are unusually many Japanese sites featuring JA8955, I cant read them, but maybe that has to do with this incident?
Airbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4402 posts, RR: 48
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5803 times:
Quoting Ktachiya (Reply 7): JL has stated that they want to close off the 2nd deck of their B744 fleet.
Nothing special. On any flight (and not just in this period) when passenger demand is less, you can decide to close off the maindeck, safe on 2 or 3 cabin crew and still you're able to provide your passengers with the same service level. It's just a good way of handle situations.
This is something of all times, and nothing special at all, also not for JAL. They just pointed it out once again.
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