Does anyone of you know, if the former LTU-TriStar D-AERP (c/n 1052) is still sitting on the ramp at Oostende?
After more than five years of storage in Tucson it was bought/re-registered by Ducor World and ferried to Oostende in May 2001.
First the registration had been changed and thereafter removed completely.
A few weeks ago I heard some rumors (don´t know the source anymore), that massive corrosion has been discovered at the aircraft and therefore it is not airworthy anymore. Also it was said, that the plane has been bought by a single person (the name is Egli, I think), re-registered as N822DE and ferried to Victorville...!
Is this true? I don´t know how an not airworthy aircraft should be able to get a new registration for a ferry flight across the atlantic.
Thanks a lot for any infos regarding this aircraft...!