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What's Wrong With This KL 737-406?

Wed May 11, 2005 4:27 am

Hi there !

I really do not understand what is going on ( or not going on ! ) with this KL 737-406.
Last november this aircraft landed without the front landing gear ( I think ). It seems it got serious damage. My question is : is it normal that an aircraft stays for more than 6 months in a foreign airport without being repaired or something ?
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What's Wrong With This KL 737-406?

Wed May 11, 2005 4:32 am

Maybe it has been found unrepairible. The only thing that suprises me is that they have not covered up the markings. They may truck that plane away soon who knows. scratchchin 
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What's Wrong With This KL 737-406?

Wed May 11, 2005 4:33 am

Smile - it confuses people!
 
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What's Wrong With This KL 737-406?

Wed May 11, 2005 4:34 am

It had a birdstrike which resulted in it skidding off the runway in Barcelona.
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What's Wrong With This KL 737-406?

Wed May 11, 2005 4:40 am

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What's Wrong With This KL 737-406?

Wed May 11, 2005 4:42 am

Is damaged beyond repair and will be scrapped at BCN.

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What's Wrong With This KL 737-406?

Wed May 11, 2005 4:52 am

Quoting NightFlier (Reply 1):
The only thing that suprises me is that they have not covered up the markings.

Even if the markings are painted over the livery is distinctive enought to give away its (previous) owner. It's not AF or LH or something where getting rid of the titles and tail is enough to make it completley anonymous.
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What's Wrong With This KL 737-406?

Wed May 11, 2005 5:00 am

a litle bit of extra info, although a bit off-topic:


this plane has been replaced for the summer by an Transavia 737-800, wich is painted into the KL livery...
 
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What's Wrong With This KL 737-406?

Wed May 11, 2005 5:54 am

ah, so that's why HV has leased an outside 738 to take up the slack?

Any indication of when and if KLM will receive a permanent replacement airframe? Or are they going to cut into the route network instead and shift some more routes to AF sooner than expected?
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RE: What's Wrong With This KL 737-406?

Wed May 11, 2005 6:45 am

Wait...why would Transavia give KLM a new 737 only for then Transavia to go get another one?

That makes all the sense in the world.
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RE: What's Wrong With This KL 737-406?

Wed May 11, 2005 7:08 am

Quoting Petertenthije (Reply 6):

Well, I'm sure there are lots of people who wouldn't be able to tell you it's KL. Or
if the markings are off, people could think it's another airline with a former KL plane.
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RE: What's Wrong With This KL 737-406?

Wed May 11, 2005 9:00 am

The markings have been removed in early December, so within two weeks after the accident.
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RE: What's Wrong With This KL 737-406?

Wed May 11, 2005 9:07 am

Quoting AirPortugal310 (Reply 9):
Wait...why would Transavia give KLM a new 737 only for then Transavia to go get another one?

That makes all the sense in the world.

Probably cuz HV is more used to lease a/c for the busy periods and since KL owns HV it might make more sense to take that plane off them and lease another?

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