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AA Fokker 100 In Landing Accident Will Be Retired  
User currently offlineTupolev154B2 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1332 posts, RR: 2
Posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2936 times:

N1419D that was involved in an accident at DFW on May 23 will be written off. Anybody know the extent of the damage? The accident did not look too severe.

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User currently offlineCannedSpam From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2852 times:

The damage was not that bad and the aircraft could have been repaired and returned into service in about 6-8 weeks. AA decided, however, to scrap the plane and use it for parts.



User currently offlineBaec777 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1231 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2835 times:

American should order a brand new Boeing 717-200 to replace the damaged Fokker 100 ..?? Or buy a new Fokker 100 jet...

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User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2823 times:

Fokker the company that makes the aircraft has been gone for quite sometime. I heard right now they've been canabalising parts. I might be wrong but thats what I heard. The did the same thing to a DC-10 after a landing accident. The plane was scrapped for parts. The photos are on this forum. The forward undercarage collapsed and the nose cone is gone as well as forward landing gear.


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User currently offlineLV From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 2005 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2786 times:

Baec 777,
AA is buying 717s, remember they are honoring the contract TWA has with Boeing. I can't wait to see a 717 in AA colors


User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5831 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2759 times:

I can certainly wait to see a 717 in AA colors- especially if they put them in the interim TWA-AA colors. See the other posts.

BUT- I am surprised at this news. However, we have been hearing that the F100 was not a reliable plane. I don't mean reliable in terms of 'dispatch reliability' but in terms of longevity. So now this goes together- unreliable planes need a spare for parts. Hey- that works.

That is what BA and AF did with their Concordes. There were several on the ground being used for parts long before all were grounded.

R


User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3238 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2716 times:

Not BA and their Concordes. BA's 7 Concordes had all been active for many years before the Paris tragedy. Years previously they had stored one but they later refurbished it and returned it to service. AF, however, had permanently grounded 1 of their Concordes as a spares source.

Trintocan.



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