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Status On SAA's Ndizani

Tue Nov 23, 2004 1:53 am

I am taking that it is not flying anymore, when was it taken out of service? Why did they stop flying it? Has SAA gotten rid of their 743's? It was such a beautiful paint scheme and am sad that I havent seen any shots of it lately. Any information on its last flight and why it was taken out of service would be appreciated!
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RE: Status On SAA's Ndizani

Tue Nov 23, 2004 2:27 am

I would like to hear whats going on too, she was my first 747 cockpit ride in 2001, always a soecial place in my heart for her

..uh, we'll need that to live......
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RE: Status On SAA's Ndizani

Tue Nov 23, 2004 2:31 am


I saw a photo of her at LHR not too long ago.

I believe it has since been taken out of service, maybe I am wrong.

Maybe it had a technical problem? I remember Najanii Dreaming was not flying for a while for technical problems.
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RE: Status On SAA's Ndizani

Tue Nov 23, 2004 4:15 am

I believe SAA has retired all their 747 classics. They only fly 744's to LON, all other intercontinental routes have been taken over by the 340 family.
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RE: Status On SAA's Ndizani

Tue Nov 23, 2004 4:23 am

Yes , it has been parked and is awaiting its fate.

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You can see it parked near SAA Technical. A little more to the right and ZS-SAC is parked as well...

I think ZS-SAM (SAA's 747-200) has gone to oprate for Civair on the CPT-STN route but I cannot confirm this.

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