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What Will Happen To The Flooded Thai A300's?

Sat Nov 19, 2011 5:49 pm

So as you most likely have seen, there is a pic of 2 Thai A300's left sitting there in the flood waters at Don Muang Airport. So they have been there for 3 weeks now, what are they going to do with them?

Are they just waiting for the water to go, so that they can repair and get them airworthy once again?


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RE: What Will Happen To The Flooded Thai A300's?

Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:57 pm

Looking at the picture, seems they were in storage and by the looks of it for a while.

Do we know how high the waters went against these frames?
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RE: What Will Happen To The Flooded Thai A300's?

Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:06 pm

HS-TAK and HS-TAL (both manufactured in 1990) were already withdrawn from service in April. I don't think Thai has ever had the intention to bring them back to service.


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RE: What Will Happen To The Flooded Thai A300's?

Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:31 pm

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 1):
Do we know how high the waters went against these frames?

The text in the picture states: "The landing gear and engine nacelles have been bagged to protect them. At it's highest level it appears the water was about a foot above the bottom of the engine nacelle."

I would say a good clean and a heavy maintenance check and they would fly no problem. They might have to check for any corrosion on the body due to any acids in the water, maybe even change the engines if any water got in. Does anyone else notice that the window shades are all down, any reason why?

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RE: What Will Happen To The Flooded Thai A300's?

Sun Nov 20, 2011 1:50 pm

Quoting grimey (Reply 3):
Does anyone else notice that the window shades are all down, any reason why?

I believe it is a sensible idea when you store an aircraft. I would do the same with my car parked under the sun.
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RE: What Will Happen To The Flooded Thai A300's?

Sun Nov 20, 2011 2:35 pm

Payment from the insurance and scrap metal better than storage fees
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RE: What Will Happen To The Flooded Thai A300's?

Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:55 pm

What's with the Sands L1011 in the latest shot ???? (sorry,I forgot how to link pix)
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RE: What Will Happen To The Flooded Thai A300's?

Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:26 pm

Once the water disappears they'll just continue to sit there i suppose.They have been in storage for some time & it's highly unlikely TG will bring them back into it's own service. Eventually scrapping & parting out looks to be more in the cards for these birds.

Or maybe they could sell to IR    ?

Quoting United_fan (Reply 6):
What's with the Sands L1011 in the latest shot ????

I've seen a lot of threads come & go where it was mentioned they would pick up high rollers in Asia for a trip to Las Vegas. Probably the case here too.
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RE: What Will Happen To The Flooded Thai A300's?

Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:15 pm

Quoting 9MMPQ (Reply 7):
Quoting United_fan (Reply 6):
What's with the Sands L1011 in the latest shot ????

I've seen a lot of threads come & go where it was mentioned they would pick up high rollers in Asia for a trip to Las Vegas. Probably the case here too.

Sorry,I was referring to why it was left there (hopefully not for good )
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