stephen007
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What Happened To This Turkmenistan Bird?

Tue Jul 22, 2003 1:38 am


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what happened to this sad Turkmenistan Airways bird sitting (almost) derelict at EGGW? the tail tip is chipped and left engine removed except a ring of the remaining cowling. looks like she's up for a long storage.
anyone in luton knows whats up for this jet?
 
cedarjet
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RE: What Happened To This Turkmenistan Bird?

Tue Jul 22, 2003 1:50 am

What the hell happened to the tail?!
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swissgabe
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RE: What Happened To This Turkmenistan Bird?

Tue Jul 22, 2003 3:28 pm

Looks like this is getting quite expensive!

I mean the tail could have been hit by something but why the is the engine missing as well?
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khi747
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RE: What Happened To This Turkmenistan Bird?

Tue Jul 22, 2003 3:45 pm

Yes ...really perplexing...what the hell happened?? Didnt hear anything about this incident...did it happen inflight...could have been a bird strike? Someones gotta know....good thread
 
JBirdAV8r
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RE: What Happened To This Turkmenistan Bird?

Tue Jul 22, 2003 4:04 pm

Engine was probably removed to be sold/utilized on another jet/refurbished/etc.

If whatever the hell damage incurred is deemed beyond economical repair, then the aircraft will likely be parted out. I could be completely wrong, but that looks SORT OF like that's where it's headed now.

Looks like it's missing a leading edge slat and some access panels as well.
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Going64
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RE: What Happened To This Turkmenistan Bird?

Tue Jul 22, 2003 4:44 pm

Don't know what happened but this aircraft is quite young. It was delivered in August 1996.
 
luxair66
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RE: What Happened To This Turkmenistan Bird?

Tue Jul 22, 2003 8:11 pm

This 757 (EZ-A0112) came to EGGW for routine maintenance on 1st May 03. It was only supposed to take 2 weeks. However, when it arrived it was found to be in a poor state of repair and the maintenance work is going to take longer than expected..

The top of the tail and port engine were removed as part of this maintenance. No work seems to have been carried out on this aircraft since May (I've seen it many times on my flights to/from EGGW). Early on during its stay, EZ-A011 also visited EGGW (3rd-5th May), during which it underwent an engine change, maybe this was taken from EZ-A012?

Monarch, who were carring out the maintenance, only have limited hanger space, so the aircraft gets towed around and parked whenever space is needed, otherwise its parked in Hanger 60. Monarch also carry out maintenance for CO 757's at a rate of about 1 per month, N12116 is there at present.

Thanks to Luton Movements Web Site http://www.btinternet.com/~dougbex/Home.htm
for additional info.

Neil
 
AApilot2b
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RE: What Happened To This Turkmenistan Bird?

Tue Jul 22, 2003 9:57 pm

Thanks for the info Luxair66. Your comments tend to raise questions about Turkmenistan's maintenance practices.  Big grin
 
CX Flyboy
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RE: What Happened To This Turkmenistan Bird?

Wed Jul 23, 2003 1:51 am

I remember seeing a Turkmenistan 757 a few years ago in manchester that also sat dereliect looking for several weeks. I thought that it had been returned, but was only in for maintenance. The main reason it took so long, I was told, was that the engines were off at the workshop being dismantled and the aircraft was simply waiting for the engines. This photo shows the same I guess.
 
vfw614
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RE: What Happened To This Turkmenistan Bird?

Wed Jul 23, 2003 2:25 am

Did not someone tell us here that the Turkmenistan Boeing 717-200s, which are very young, are already in a shocking state ? Seems to be a general problem down there.

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