na
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What About The Two DC-10s Which Crashlanded 2006?

Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:39 am

In June Arrow Air DC-10-10F N68047 overran the runway at Managua, last month Fedex MD-10 N391FE suffered a similar fate at Memphis. Both aircraft appear to be written off, though I´ve not heard anything official in this direction.
Are there any news about the fates of these two old aircraft (which are 33 and 31 years old)?

And what about the AA 767 which had an engine explosion recently?
 
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RE: What About The Two DC-10s Which Crashlanded 2006?

Sat Aug 12, 2006 10:16 am

Quoting NA (Thread starter):
In June Arrow Air DC-10-10F N68047 overran the runway at Managua, last month Fedex MD-10 N391FE suffered a similar fate at Memphis. Both aircraft appear to be written off, though I´ve not heard anything official in this direction.
Are there any news about the fates of these two old aircraft (which are 33 and 31 years old)?

I'm sure both of these will be stripped of parts and scrapped; the cost of repair is far more than they're worth ...

although, the Fedex MD-10 is still essentially intact, except for the burned left wing ... and the last MD-10 they planted @ MEM had an intact left wing leftover after the fire ...

I'm sure that one was scrapped long ago though ... be cool if they could mix 'n' match and make a working airplane out of the two carcasses.

Quoting NA (Thread starter):
And what about the AA 767 which had an engine explosion recently?

This was mentioned by an AA employee in another post that it'll be cut up and trucked to the desert for scrapping.

The disc that frisbeed across the belly, buzzsawed through structural members across the lower fuselage (in addition to the burn damage to the left wing, and rear fuselage, and engine damage).

Even if feasible to repair the burn damage, the structural damage is probably too great for it to regain its certificate.

= death of an airplane.  Sad

- litz
 
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RE: What About The Two DC-10s Which Crashlanded 2006?

Sun Aug 13, 2006 6:41 am

Thanks for your answer. From the pictures published I doubted very much one of these 3 aircraft would fly again.
 
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RE: What About The Two DC-10s Which Crashlanded 2006?

Wed Aug 16, 2006 3:07 am

Quoting NA (Thread starter):
In June Arrow Air DC-10-10F N68047 overran the runway at Managua,

I saw the aircraft at MGA. It looks like only the shell is left. Looks pretty sad... Probably gonna be scrapped at Managua...

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RE: What About The Two DC-10s Which Crashlanded 2006?

Wed Aug 16, 2006 7:12 am

FEDEX do not have many DC10 in the desert now.

46525 N557FE ST 2003-2006+ 82,989 Hrs/26,714 Cycles
46632 N1838U ST 1999-2006+ DERELICT 2006
46707 N553FE ST 2002-2006+ 87,510 Hrs/31,786 Cycles
46943 N561FE ST 1999- 72,562 Hrs/26,652 Cycles
46950 N164AA ST 2000-2006+ TO BE SCR 75,290 Hrs/15,417 Cycles
46986 N1857U ST 2000-2001 2001-2006+ 81,721 Hrs/20,255 Cycles
 
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RE: What About The Two DC-10s Which Crashlanded 2006?

Wed Aug 16, 2006 7:27 am

Which AA aircraft is it? N_____
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