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Is This How Planes Are Stored In Aruba?  
User currently offlineDZ09 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 492 posts, RR: 1
Posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 13509 times:

Saw this plane two days ago in the backyard of some office building in Aruba. It looked like a nice plane in perfect condition except for the chopped off wings.

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. Is this how they store planes in Aruba. They did the same thing to the Air Aruba MD80 before they chopped it off completely.

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User currently offlineFedExFlyerPHL From United States of America, joined May 2008, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 12727 times:

Is this this close to the airport? I remember last time I was there, there were several a/c in various states of storage/disrepair on the far side of the field.

Jeff



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User currently offlineDZ09 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 492 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 12455 times:

This was a few miles away from the airport, closer to Savaneta, in someone's parking lot. Strange.

User currently offlineAvroArrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1045 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 8021 times:

It looks kind of like an old Falcon 20. It would seem unlikely that it would ever fly again given its age and fuel consumption, and the fact that it is in open storage in a humid salty location. But then again you never know. It certainly seems an odd location to find it, but I suppose if they own it and the airport fees were piling up, then better to tow it to your own parking lot I guess.


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User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3130 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 7937 times:



Quoting DZ09 (Reply 2):
This was a few miles away from the airport, closer to Savaneta, in someone's parking lot. Strange.

Is he an a.nutter ? Big grin


User currently offline777WT From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 877 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5950 times:

I was in Aruba on March 29 to April 2nd.

Yes it may be awaiting approval from the authorites to sink it for reefs to build on...other than that...I dunno?

Alot of the planes there are in sad shapes, like it was ditched there due to cost of repairing it and bringing it back home discouraged the owners.

There's about 2 or 3 twin engine planes sunken not too long ago.

Some of them were from smuggling drugs into Aruba so when it was impounded, they decide to sink the planes so it can't be used again.

I wonder how many A&P's work in AUA or a contractor?

In the FAA 2006 new A&P ticket holders sheet, it only showed 2 from Aruba.


User currently offlineSnaiks From Panama, joined Mar 2005, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5464 times:



Quoting AvroArrow (Reply 3):
It would seem unlikely that it would ever fly again given its age and fuel consumption, and the fact that it is in open storage in a humid salty location. But then again you never know. It certainly seems an odd location to find it,

i doubt it will fly again with the lack of wings


User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5088 times:

There were several Falcon 20's parked at AUA way back in the late 1990's along with several other abandon airframes.

User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4905 times:



Quoting AvroArrow (Reply 3):
It looks kind of like an old Falcon 20. It would seem unlikely that it would ever fly again given its age and fuel consumption, and the fact that it is in open storage in a humid salty location. But then again you never know. It certainly seems an odd location to find it, but I suppose if they own it and the airport fees were piling up, then better to tow it to your own parking lot I guess.

I was personally acquanted with an aircraft that was sunk somewhere in the Carribean after being ditched carrying a load of drugs. It was a C-46 Commando:


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