TriStar500
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Damaged Atlas Air B742F To Be Scrapped

Sat May 07, 2005 5:48 pm

Atlas Air Boeing 747-212B(SF) N808MC, which overran the runway in DUS on January 24, 2005, will not be repaired. After a team comprising insurance and aircraft maintenance and repair specialists have evaluated the damages to the aircraft, it was deemed to be more economical to part out the aircraft.


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Repair costs of the 30-year old Boeing are rumored to be above 20 Million Dollar, since 6 panels of the front fuselage would have to be replaced, alongside with segments of the left wing and two of the three engines including pylons.


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There is still varying information, whether the aircraft will be scrapped in a remote corner of DUS or fitted with two engines and ferried to PIK in order to part out the fuselage at the Scottish airport.
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bennett123
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RE: Damaged Atlas Air B742F To Be Scrapped

Sat May 07, 2005 5:59 pm

How much work would be needed to fly it out.

I think that they will scrap it on site.
 
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RE: Damaged Atlas Air B742F To Be Scrapped

Sat May 07, 2005 6:19 pm

Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 1):
How much work would be needed to fly it out.

I think that they will scrap it on site.

I agree, they will scrap her there at DUS. If she can be repaired enough to fly her somewhere else, she can be fully repaired.

N808MC has been here at DFW several times, it is sad to see her go.
 
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RE: Damaged Atlas Air B742F To Be Scrapped

Sat May 07, 2005 7:24 pm

I like the idea of patching her up and ferrying her out,

but I'll give you the job of finding volunteers to fly her tho.., can't say I'd personally fancy that gig...
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RE: MUC-HKG Routing

Sun May 08, 2005 12:07 am

such an end for the Beauty... Sad, very sad.
I don't believe, that the improved ferryflight with just two engines will be approved . DUS is surrounded by a dense population.

LTU has some experience with scrapping an airliner  Smile
They lost an own L-1011 after an fire during maintenance in DUS...