EcuadorianMD11 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 7703 times:
I know this topic has been discussed before...........the A340 already being scrapped etc, but I was wondering what the story is with the parked Iberia A340 in UIO........Quito, Ecuador.
Since I live in Ecuador, more than once I noticed her parked on the airport´s air force platform, she´s been there for years!!
She´s parked next to some ancient local TAME 727´s which are ready for demolition I imagine.
The A340 still has the Iberia colors although the Iberian name has been painted over.
Iberia has had two seperate A340 incidents in Quito, correct?
Which one is this?
Is it really a write off, just like that?
Does anybody know what is gonna happen to this bird?
Has it been sold, well..........there´s hardly any A340 operators in Latin America I suppose.
Or is it yet to be scrapped by Iberia itself?
It´s so sad to look at her like that.............beautiful plane, so far away from home.............
Kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12408 posts, RR: 37
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 7603 times:
I'm only aware of one IB A340 incident at UIO, which is the EC-JOH incident. That aircraft has been declared a write off and unfortunately, will be there until it is completely parted out. It certainly won't be flying again.
Quoting Kaitak (Reply 1): I'm only aware of one IB A340 incident at UIO, which is the EC-JOH incident
3 months before EC-JOH's incident, another A340-600 (EC-JFX) burst 1 tire on landing. The captain (UIO is a "captain only" airport for IB as far as I know) stopped the aircraft without even getting off the runway centerline and that was it.
The aircraft was towed to the parking area a couple of hours later and was back in service after being checked.
Quoting Kaitak (Reply 1): I'm only aware of one IB A340 incident at UIO, which is the EC-JOH incident.
EC-JOH was started to be "scrapped" a year ago, 6 months after the runway overrun.
By Oct 08, it was reported that re-usable parts had been removed but that the ac was still in one piece.
So, the A340 you see regularly has it still got engines, rudder, doors,... or is it just a hulk in Iberia's cs?