Just heard on the Mojave newsgroup that 757 EC-HQV is slated to be scrapped for parts. Built in April, 1984, she served LTU and and its subsidieries for all 20 years. Here she is in her many different subsidiary roles:
LTU and LTS (LTE Sud)
Photo © Daenen Jos
Photo © Pedro Aragão
LTE and Volar
Photo © Simon Willson
Photo © Rotate
There is no damage (unless someone finds out otherwise) to the frame, but I suppose it is worth more in parts than as a whole. The market for older aircraft is so depressed now that it makes sense to scrap them rather than have them sit in the desert for years.
Now we add the 757 to the list of modern airliners being scrapped with no damage (in addition to the MD-80, 767, 737-300/400, and A310).
Anyone have more details on this aircraft?