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N627US Permanently Wfu

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Seems like N627US has ended its flying days after its nosegear broke at Guam a few weeks ago. I guess after temporary repairs have been done it will be flown at low altitude to Marana.
 
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Wed Nov 02, 2005 5:29 am

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Too bad. Only 742 in new colors correct?
 
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RE: N627US Permanently Wfu

Wed Nov 02, 2005 7:14 am

Quoting NA (Thread starter):
Seems like N627US has ended its flying days after its nosegear broke at Guam a few weeks ago. I guess after temporary repairs have been done it will be flown at low altitude to Marana.

And what is your source for this information? Or is this just your opinion? You guess that it will be flown out?
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RE: N627US Permanently Wfu

Wed Nov 02, 2005 7:56 am

Quoting NA (Thread starter):
I guess after temporary repairs have been done it will be flown at low altitude to Marana.

Why do you think so? Do you have any new info?
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RE: N627US Permanently Wfu

Thu Nov 03, 2005 1:20 am

It is just my guess, yes. This has been done with other aging aircraft before which were found surplus. One recent example: Iran Air´s 747SP which had the same mishap (as N627US at Guam) at Beijing last year (or was it already in 2003?). It was flown back to Tehran to serve as spares aircraft.
The rumour that N627US might become an artificial reef sounds pretty weird to me.
I´m sure N627US is one of the 747s NWA rejects the lease on though! Isn´t ship 627 the oldest 747 NWA had left? I´ve seen no pictures of N624US (which is also in the latest colours) after early this year. All other NWA 742s older than N627US are retired or parked for sure.
 
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RE: N627US Permanently Wfu

Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:12 am

Quoting NA (Reply 4):
It is just my guess, yes.

So what your really saying is that you don't know and that your subject line is complete rubbish.........
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RE: N627US Permanently Wfu

Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:15 am

Quoting NA (Reply 4):
All other NWA 742s older than N627US are retired or parked for sure.

Why would the paint it in the NC then?

Whats WFU btw?
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na
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RE: N627US Permanently Wfu

Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:16 am

No. If a new livery is removed from an airplane it always means something. Especially if the aircraft is old and damaged. My intention was just to gather info here. Maybe I should not have forgotten the questionmark. Sorry for that.
 
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RE: N627US Permanently Wfu

Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:17 am

N774UA

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 6):
Whats WFU btw?

Withdrawn from use

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RE: N627US Permanently Wfu

Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:18 am

wfu means withdrawn from use.
 
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RE: N627US Permanently Wfu

Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:18 am

No No I ment if it was the oldest a/c, why would they paint it in the first place?


Maybe the thread title should be edited?
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RE: N627US Permanently Wfu

Thu Nov 03, 2005 2:20 am

Quoting SATL382G (Reply 5):
So what your really saying is that you don't know and that your subject line is complete rubbish.........

Well why else would Northwest have removed colours and logos? It seems pretty likely. Come on, this is a discussion forum and one of the more interesting topics to read today, why is it necessary so rude to someone who brings this up.
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RE: N627US Permanently Wfu

Thu Nov 03, 2005 3:17 am

Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 11):
Well why else would Northwest have removed colours and logos?

Commonly done on accident aircraft to avoid negative publicity for the carrier, even when the carrier intends to return the aircraft to service.

Quoting MEA-707 (Reply 11):
Come on, this is a discussion forum and one of the more interesting topics to read today, why is it necessary so rude to someone who brings this up.

Because this guy was passing this off as fact when it was anything but. Come on, this is a discussion forum and folks who try to pass off guesses as facts will have their hats handed to them. Why is it necessary to question the motives of those who are simply trying to seperate fact from fiction?
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RE: N627US Permanently Wfu

Thu Nov 03, 2005 5:13 am

I'll take it!  yes 
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RE: N627US Permanently Wfu

Thu Nov 03, 2005 6:54 am

Quoting StuckinMAF (Reply 13):
I'll take it!

Yeah, no kidding....me too. With NW in chapter 11 it must be cheaper to keep her. Why don't they just fix it and start making some revenue with her again??
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RE: N627US Permanently Wfu

Thu Nov 03, 2005 7:09 am

First of all, the suggestion of permanent WFU is just speculation. Perhaps perm WFU may happen if 1) the damage within the airframe is more serious and costly that it appears, and 2) the value of the a/c due to age, cycles, hours and closeness to next major check (and it's cost) may make retirement the financially best option.
Still, it is sad to see what was a good and servicable a/c have to be retired.
 
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RE: N627US Permanently Wfu

Thu Nov 03, 2005 7:09 am

Quoting SATL382G (Reply 5):
So what your really saying is that you don't know and that your subject line is complete rubbish.........

I'm always surprised by how rude and unpleasant some people can be on this board!!!!

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RE: N627US Permanently Wfu

Thu Nov 03, 2005 7:53 am

I've read elsewhere that the engines were removed and it may be turned into a reef.
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na
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RE: N627US Permanently Wfu

Thu Nov 03, 2005 5:30 pm

Whatever, the fact that all same-aged sisterships have been parked over the last two years (N622US, 625, 626, 628, 641, 642 for example,the status of 623 and 624 is unclear, there are no photos of them flying since July) does not make it likely N627US will be put back in operation. Sad as it is, don´t misunderstand me, I would wish this beautiful bird could fly some time longer.
 
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RE: N627US Permanently Wfu

Thu Nov 03, 2005 5:54 pm

Quoting United_fan (Reply 17):
I've read elsewhere that the engines were removed and it may be turned into a reef.

That would be surely an awesome diving spot! Are there more occasions of aircraft turned into artificial reefs?
 
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RE: N627US Permanently Wfu

Thu Nov 03, 2005 6:02 pm

Quoting SATL382G (Reply 12):
Come on, this is a discussion forum and folks who try to pass off guesses as facts will have their hats handed to them. Why is it necessary to question the motives of those who are simply trying to separate fact from fiction?

What a remarkably rude little man you are. The guy apologized for omitting the question mark. English is most likely not his first language. There's no need to be so high and mighty.

For all that if she has been painted in the new C/S it would suggest that she has just had a heavy check. Who knows what sort of structural damage might have been done by the gearless landing though?
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RE: N627US Permanently Wfu

Thu Nov 03, 2005 10:17 pm

Vunz,I read about an ex-AC 732 being put in Victoria Harbor between SEA and YVR. I think there are a few 727-100's in the Bahamas somewhere.
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RE: N627US Permanently Wfu

Thu Nov 03, 2005 10:41 pm

Quoting United_Fan (Reply 21):
Vunz,I read about an ex-AC 732 being put in Victoria Harbor between SEA and YVR. I think there are a few 727-100's in the Bahamas somewhere.

Well, time to go diving around the Americas I guess...

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