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B707 At LIS

Tue Jul 19, 2005 11:43 pm

Hi All,

I'm just wondering if anyone has any information regarding the 'Republique du Zaire' 707 parked up at LIS. I first noticed it flying out of Lisbon a few years ago, and a couple of weeks ago our bus to the terminal drove right in front of it. It's a very sad sight.

Does anyone know how this poor old plane came to be at rest at LIS? I know it's an ex-TAP aircraft, but what did it do after leaving TAP, and how did it come to left desolate and neglected in a corner at Lisbon?

Thanks for any info
Paul
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RE: B707 At LIS

Tue Jul 19, 2005 11:56 pm

Good question... I have seen it there parked for many years... Maybe one of our Portuguese friends can let us know...
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TAP1972
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RE: B707 At LIS

Wed Jul 20, 2005 2:53 am

I think the plane belonged to Mobutu (or to the government). I guess they never paid what they owed to Lisbon airport and the plane was kept there.

That was the story I heard.
 
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RE: B707 At LIS

Wed Jul 20, 2005 4:24 am

TAP1972

Exactly.That's also what i was told in Lisboa one year ago.
 
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RE: B707 At LIS

Wed Jul 20, 2005 9:37 am

The Convair 880 (or 990, whatever) parked outside the airport has an even more interesting history - and still an interesting function now  Smile
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RE: B707 At LIS

Wed Jul 20, 2005 7:18 pm

Quoting BuyantUkhaa (Reply 4):
The Convair 880 (or 990, whatever) parked outside the airport has an even more interesting history - and still an interesting function now

I'm guessing you mean Showgirls?! It's quite an interesting sight sat at the side of the road!

Paul
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RE: B707 At LIS

Wed Jul 20, 2005 7:56 pm

Quoting BuyantUkhaa (Reply 4):
and still an interesting function now

It is a Strip Tease club now, I believe you get a special treatment if you wish to visit the cockpit  laughing