GothamSpotter From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 586 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (3 years 6 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2853 times:
Quoting burj (Reply 3): Wow where did they get an old PIA 747-200?
It was sitting in the Arizona desert. Evergreen actually bought it from PIA, presumably to convert to freighter, but they never did. The plane is 35 years old, delivered to TAP in 1975, sold to PIA in 1976 who flew it until 2005.
Current reg is N705BL.
It was involved in a belly landing at Islamabad in the 1980s when the crew forgot to lower the gear. Boeing repaired it to new specs.
Baltia claims the interior is being completely pimped out: only 340 seats, 2x4x2 in economy, IFE, internet, cell service. I'll believe that when I see it.
LoL actually some time ago they have said that they want to route their flights via Belgrade loooool
BEG certainly has a nice tradition in attracting odd or almost bankrupt airlines (Uzbekistan and Skyservice).
That video is just so creepy and nasty. The plane looks as if it is breaking down (isn't it?), and anyway who in their right mind would put their 747 without any engines in some sort of a desert to promote their airline?
okAY From Finland, joined Dec 2006, 603 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (3 years 6 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2103 times:
OMG, this whole story sound like some movie. An old, already out-of-service, incident involved 742 to be brought back from the desert? And the video..So tacky, one can see how they have really tried to make look like a quality video, but the outcome is just terrible. But somehow the whole thing interests me, I'm defo gonna keep my eye on this, to see if the ops ever materialise! Talk about getting a long nose if they do, but I'll be happy to be a Pinocchio in that case!