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Damage To Passenger Planes At Opa Locka

Fri Oct 28, 2005 7:35 am

Does anyone know or have pictures of any damage to parked passenger planes at Opa Locka during the last hurricane? I know that the a/c at Opa Locka are mostly there to be scrapped but wondered if there was any damage. I saw the picture of the 727-100 at PBI that went into the shed but is that the only commercial a/c damaged at any of the southern Florida Airports? Pictures would be helpful...
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RE: Damage To Passenger Planes At Opa Locka

Fri Oct 28, 2005 2:22 pm

Wern't there plans to Fly out Serviceable Aircraft before Approach of the Hurricane.
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RE: Damage To Passenger Planes At Opa Locka

Fri Oct 28, 2005 4:48 pm

They had an article in Thursday Sun newspaper here in the UK. It was a low res pic but looked like a DC10 rolled into an ex JAL A300 just a bit back from the left bulkhead leaving a gaping hole in the passenger compartment shaped like the DC10s cockpit! Both had been stored for an age it seems. (Will try and find pics)

Also, found this on google;
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RE: Damage To Passenger Planes At Opa Locka

Fri Oct 28, 2005 11:16 pm

I saw the same clip....It looked like a A310 that was in the the throws of being broken up. The DC10 that roled into it looked in OK shape.

It looked to me like Wilma just helped with the scrapping process. There were no engines, nose cone, or interior seats and the tail looked rough, etc.
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RE: Damage To Passenger Planes At Opa Locka

Fri Oct 28, 2005 11:27 pm

If fuel conservation wasn't a big problem right now in this area, I'd run down and get a few shots for you...But I really can't spend the gas at the moment  Sad
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RE: Damage To Passenger Planes At Opa Locka

Fri Oct 28, 2005 11:36 pm

Apparently a number of GA's were damaged too at that and a number of other airports in Florida, as they were not secured to the ground, or broke from their securing ropes, starps, chains.
That was a wild pic of the port side, behind the wing breech of the fusulage of the one a/c. Just glad was an older a/c being scrapped, not an active or usable a/c.

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