CFM-56 From Finland, joined Sep 2001, 239 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2808 times:
She's parked outside on of SAA's hangars,I saw the jet last week as we departed from 03L..didn't get any reg but it looked as if it was stranded there since last year.Sad indeed,anyone know the future for this particular MD?
Swissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 30
Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2724 times:
If I'm not mistaken they blocked a SR M11 in JNB around the 02 October (SR grounding). Frederic could be right, the last picture entry date for HB-IWR is August 2001. Could it be that HB-IWR never returned to ZRH after the SR grounding?
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Gerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 27
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2554 times:
It's still the same MD-11, HB-IWR "Bern", which is impounded at JNB. The reason are open accounts between Swissair and SAA maintenance (don't know the exact name of this company).
One problem is to find out, who the real owner of this MD-11 is. The same goes more or less for all former Swissair aircraft not operated by SWISS anymore, according to the SAirGroup administrator.
I'm not an expert on this, but in my opinion, this MD-11 will sit a long time there without finding any solution. The SAirGroup administrator can't pay a full open bill, as this would be a preference of a creditor. Instead he will have to pay the same percentage of the open bills with what is left.
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