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Grey 767-200@PHL W/no Rudder?  
User currently offlineQantas777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 484 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1439 times:



Anyway, I saw a 767-200 at Philly yesterday parked by Atlantic Aviation. Anyone know who owned this airplane and why it's there? Perhaps it was a US Airways jet?

Thanks!

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User currently offlineUSflt1778 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 268 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1404 times:

I noticed this out the window from where I work in terminal E. Although I haven't been down to the US hangar at Cargo City, I'm assuming they have moved the carcass of N654US that was previously located at the other end of the airport. During the last few weeks they've been dismantling the aircraft and have removed all the paint/titles.

User currently offlineNed Kelly From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 410 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1377 times:

Just curious, what exactly happened to this aircraft? I checked the Commercial JetAircraft Census website & all it has for this aircraft is W/O 21SEP00 - PHILADELPHIA, PA, USA. Airdisaster.com has no details about it at all. Was it written off in a ground incident?

Ned.


User currently offlineUSflt1778 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 268 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1369 times:

From aviation-safety.net website:

Accident description - Status: Final
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Date: 22 SEP 2000
Type: Boeing 767-2B7ER
Operator: US Airways
Registration: N654US
C/n: 25225/375
Year built: 1991
Engines: 2 General Electric CF6-80C2B2
Crew: 0 fatalities / 3 on board
Passengers: 0 fatalities / 0 on board
Total: 0 fatalities / 3 on board
Location: Philadelphia, PA (USA)
Phase: Ground
Nature: -
Departure airport: -
Destination airport: -
Remarks:
The aircraft experienced an uncontained failure of the high pressure turbine stage 1 disk in the No. 1 engine during a high-power ground run for maintenance. Because of a report of an in-flight loss of oil, US Airways mechanics had replaced a seal on the No. 1 engine's integral drive generator and were performing the high-power engine run to check for any oil leakage. For the maintenance check, the mechanics had taxied the airplane to a remote taxiway on the airport and had performed three runups for which no anomalies were noted. During the fourth excursion to high power, at around 93 percent N1 rpm, there was a loud explosion followed by a fire under the left wing of the airplane. The mechanics shut down the engines, discharged both fire bottles into the No. 1 engine nacelle, and evacuated the airplane. Although both fire bottles were discharged, the fire continued until it was extinguished by airport fire department personnel. The aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
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There was much debate as to whether or not the aircraft could be repaired, which is why it has remained at PHL in full US colors for nearly 2 years. Although they have been scavaging it for parts, it has only been totally stripped down during the last couple of weeks.


User currently offlineNed Kelly From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 410 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1267 times:

USflt1778:

Thanks very much for the detailed report. I will add the website you obtained the info from to my favorites.


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