Na From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11189 posts, RR: 9 Posted (15 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 815 times:
Somewhere sometime ago on the web I´ve seen pictures of a severely damaged Lufthansa 747-200 Freighter after crashlanding in the early 80s (Kaitak/Hkg if I remember it right).
So far I could not find any information which registration it carried.
On the pictures that plane looked far more damaged than Qantas 747-438 in Bangkok last year, it even looked like a writeoff with similar damage as Koreans 747-400, which was crashlanded beyond economical repair in Summer 98 and officially written off a year later. Anyway that LH plane was repaired, thats for sure (think it was brandnew then).
CX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4491 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (15 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 754 times:
dabyu 83 10-18 The aircraft in question was D-ABYU a Lufthansa 747-200F. The crash occured on October 18, 1983 at Kai Tak. You are correct in stating that the airframe was fixed and returned to service. I believe that it is still in service with them!!!
"History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." D. Eisenhower
Na From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11189 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (15 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 723 times:
Thats very interesting for me!
Indeed its still flying for LH - and its actually the only 747 Freighter I´ve ever been on! LH lend us that plane for a TV commercial shoot in `97 - and D-ABYU looked like a nearly new plane to me inside and out.