LGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1 Posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 12260 times:
So as you most likely have seen, there is a pic of 2 Thai A300's left sitting there in the flood waters at Don Muang Airport. So they have been there for 3 weeks now, what are they going to do with them?
Are they just waiting for the water to go, so that they can repair and get them airworthy once again?
grimey From Ireland, joined Jun 2005, 461 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 9568 times:
Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 1): Do we know how high the waters went against these frames?
The text in the picture states: "The landing gear and engine nacelles have been bagged to protect them. At it's highest level it appears the water was about a foot above the bottom of the engine nacelle."
I would say a good clean and a heavy maintenance check and they would fly no problem. They might have to check for any corrosion on the body due to any acids in the water, maybe even change the engines if any water got in. Does anyone else notice that the window shades are all down, any reason why?
9MMPQ From Netherlands, joined Nov 2011, 329 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4136 times:
Once the water disappears they'll just continue to sit there i suppose.They have been in storage for some time & it's highly unlikely TG will bring them back into it's own service. Eventually scrapping & parting out looks to be more in the cards for these birds.