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What Will Happen To The Flooded Thai A300's?  
User currently offlineLGWflyer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2011, 2348 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 11618 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?


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User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8563 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 11382 times:
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Looking at the picture, seems they were in storage and by the looks of it for a while.

Do we know how high the waters went against these frames?



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User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6858 posts, RR: 77
Reply 2, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 11326 times:

HS-TAK and HS-TAL (both manufactured in 1990) were already withdrawn from service in April. I don't think Thai has ever had the intention to bring them back to service.


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User currently offlinegrimey From Ireland, joined Jun 2005, 456 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 8926 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?

Grimey


User currently offlineAquila3 From Italy, joined Nov 2010, 278 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 8494 times:

Quoting grimey (Reply 3):
Does anyone else notice that the window shades are all down, any reason why?

I believe it is a sensible idea when you store an aircraft. I would do the same with my car parked under the sun.



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User currently offlinecolumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7078 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 7640 times:

Payment from the insurance and scrap metal better than storage fees


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User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7507 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3709 times:

What's with the Sands L1011 in the latest shot ???? (sorry,I forgot how to link pix)


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User currently offline9MMPQ From Netherlands, joined Nov 2011, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 3494 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.

Or maybe they could sell to IR    ?

Quoting United_fan (Reply 6):
What's with the Sands L1011 in the latest shot ????

I've seen a lot of threads come & go where it was mentioned they would pick up high rollers in Asia for a trip to Las Vegas. Probably the case here too.



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User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7507 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (2 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3340 times:

Quoting 9MMPQ (Reply 7):
Quoting United_fan (Reply 6):
What's with the Sands L1011 in the latest shot ????

I've seen a lot of threads come & go where it was mentioned they would pick up high rollers in Asia for a trip to Las Vegas. Probably the case here too.

Sorry,I was referring to why it was left there (hopefully not for good )



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