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Where Is N471WN?

Tue Mar 28, 2006 7:10 am

after this happenned,


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many people expected the airplane to be down for a big repair and rebuild. where is the airplane now and what is it's status? did boeing need to be called to do the work or were WN's mx personnel enough?
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SFOMB67
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RE: Where Is N471WN?

Tue Mar 28, 2006 7:51 am

Very good question,.....anybody have the answer?
Not as easy as originally perceived
 
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RE: Where Is N471WN?

Tue Mar 28, 2006 7:58 am

http://www.airlinerlist.com shows the aircraft to have been repaired. If so, it's likely out flying the line.

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RE: Where Is N471WN?

Tue Mar 28, 2006 8:06 am

It's still inside the barn at MDW...
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StarGoldLHR
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RE: Where Is N471WN?

Tue Mar 28, 2006 8:19 am

Isnt this in storage at burbank until the investigation is complete ?


After an Accident most aircraft are impounded until all the legals are complete, sometimes taking 10 years or more...


I recall one UA 747 in storage in Bairstow, CA after an inflight incident in 1997 ?

and the remains of the Concorde are still held at Le Bourget.

It was only a few years ago the Pan Am 103 747 was finally disposed of.
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RE: Where Is N471WN?

Tue Mar 28, 2006 8:46 am

Quoting StarGoldLHR (Reply 4):
Isnt this in storage at burbank until the investigation is complete ?

Different plane, I believe the one you are thinking of occured in BUR back on March 5, 2000. That was a -300 series.

N471WN is the plane involved in the MDW incident pictured above.

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 3):
It's still inside the barn at MDW...
 
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RE: Where Is N471WN?

Tue Mar 28, 2006 9:19 am

Quoting Vegasplanes (Reply 5):
Different plane, I believe the one you are thinking of occured in BUR back on March 5, 2000. That was a -300 series.

Indeed, the BUR one was N668SW, and it was parted out there at BUR.

Re: N471WN at MDW, I don't think that NTSB has released the aircraft yet...
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cgagn
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RE: Where Is N471WN?

Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:02 am

Where is the Air France A340 that crashed at Pearson? Is that being stored somewhere until the investigation is complete?

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RE: Where Is N471WN?

Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:06 am

I did some checking and best guestimate is that N471WN will be flying again sometime in August or September. Boeing is doing the majority of the work.
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RE: Where Is N471WN?

Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:07 am

Quoting Cgagn (Reply 7):
Where is the Air France A340 that crashed at Pearson? Is that being stored somewhere until the investigation is complete?

That plane completely burned out and was written off by AF. I do think that the Canadian agency still has what is left of it
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vegasplanes
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RE: Where Is N471WN?

Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:19 am

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 6):
Indeed, the BUR one was N668SW, and it was parted out there at BUR.

I figured that is what happened to it, there are a few pics of the plane after the incident at BUR, looked like it was pretty severly damaged. Going by the reg. #, seems like the plane was one of the "newer" -300 series that WN has/had.
 
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RE: Where Is N471WN?

Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:47 am

Quoting Vegasplanes (Reply 10):
I figured that is what happened to it, there are a few pics of the plane after the incident at BUR, looked like it was pretty severly damaged. Going by the reg. #, seems like the plane was one of the "newer" -300 series that WN has/had.

Ironically, while it may have appeared that N668SW was a newer -300 purely by the registration number, it was actually one of SWA's oldest -300s. As you can see, it's an early 1985 vintage...

N300SW line-1037 s/n-22940 11/84
N301SW line-1048 s/n-22941 12/84
N302SW line-1052 s/n-22942 12/84
N673AA line- 1063 s/n-23251 Originally to AirCal
N668SW line-1069 s/n-23060 Originally to Orion
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vegasplanes
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RE: Where Is N471WN?

Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:25 am

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 11):
while it may have appeared that N668SW was a newer -300 purely by the registration number, it was actually one of SWA's oldest -300s.

Fooled Me

On a side note, is WN planning on retiring any of the older 733's soon ? Looks like N301SW/302SW are over 21 years old, I would imagine with WN's P2P service model the number of cycles are getting up there, would WN re-skin the planes and keep flying them for a while, or would they sell them off to freighters or like ?
Just curious. I'll have to buy N301SW or N302SW a beer next time I see them in LAS, congratulations planes Big grin
 
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RE: Where Is N471WN?

Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:32 am

Quoting Vegasplanes (Reply 12):
Looks like N301SW/302SW are over 21 years old, I would imagine with WN's P2P service model the number of cycles are getting up there, would WN re-skin the planes and keep flying them for a while, or would they sell them off to freighters or like ?

Rumors of side cargo door installations on a few of the older ones ran rampant a few months back, but Gary Kelly put them to rest in January. Other rumors re: re-skinning have been out there, but I'll believe it when I see it.
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RE: Where Is N471WN?

Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:56 am

Speaking of WN 737's, does anyone know what happened to N686SW?

I took this pic at PAE last June, but don't know what became of her.
Any info?

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y108/777DadandJr/SWA737.jpg

Thanks!
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OPNLguy
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RE: Where Is N471WN?

Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:28 pm

Quoting 777DadandJr (Reply 14):
Speaking of WN 737's, does anyone know what happened to N686SW?

I took this pic at PAE last June, but don't know what became of her.
Any info?

.

Re-painted and back in service. 291 ABQ-SAN as we speak...
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777DadandJr
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RE: Where Is N471WN?

Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:43 pm

Quoting OPNLguy (Reply 15):
Re-painted and back in service. 291 ABQ-SAN as we speak...

Thanks OPNL!
Do you know if that repaint was part of a D check? Was it repainted in the new color?

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RE: Where Is N471WN?

Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:52 pm

Yes, and yes. Only three will be left in the original tan, to commemorate our original three cities of Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio...
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