FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 13 Posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2991 times:
Season Greetings folks...
Just browsing thru Bill Harms' excellent website, and I noticed that a US Airways 767-2B7(ER) was 'written-off' in PHL on Sept 21th, 2000. Can someone please fill me in on what happened that day? The plane in question was registered N654US, serial #25225 & line #375. I can't recall anything happening to one of their 767s. Up until now I've thought US Air still had 12 767s. Any insight is appreciated. Thanks & regards.
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EA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 14869 posts, RR: 60
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2943 times:
The aircraft in question suffered an uncontained engine failure while on an engine test at PHL. There was much hand-wringing going on when Boeing and a few other contractors looked over the airframe for possible repair, but the damage was so severe that even Boeing's people said it made more sense to write off the aircraft entirely.
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