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DL Regional Jet At PVD

Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:00 am

I tried to search but the search does not work for me.. Still showing only up to 2011... I don't get it..

But, any who.....

Can some enlighten me on the DL RJ at PVD near the US fuel tanks? It's been there every time I go to PVD and I'm wondering what's the deal.

Thanks!
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RE: DL Regional Jet At PVD

Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:11 am

It had a small electrical fire at the gate, and I cant remember if it was from a faulty APU or GPU but all the electrics and avionics were fried. The company made the decision to remove the engines and park the plane, determining it would be less expensive than replacing the electronics. Last I herd, its fate is up in the air, company doesn't have an answer as to what they want to do with it, ARFF wants to take over it as a trainer, airline might part it out, airport doesn't care as long as the rent keeps getting paid on the space. Chances are though that it will never fly again.
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RE: DL Regional Jet At PVD

Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:13 am

And now I know, and knowing is half the battle... I thought it was a permanent spare...
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RE: DL Regional Jet At PVD

Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:49 am

Interesting. When was the fire? I haven't been back to PVD in a few months so I guess I'm missing all the action!
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RE: DL Regional Jet At PVD

Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:38 pm

Found some more info, exact date of fire unknown according to report,
last flight was arriving PVD on Jan 23, 2012.

http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20120124-1
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RE: DL Regional Jet At PVD

Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:29 pm

There aren't any signs of damage from the outside. I've heard that they might part take the wings off and truck it out.
 
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RE: DL Regional Jet At PVD

Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:39 pm

This was a Comair aircraft and as such is caught up in the bankruptcy proceedings. To my knowledge the ARFF offered to purchase it to use as a training hull, but it did not work. I also don't believe the airport can really touch it for fear that it would be damaged in any way, thereby potentially making the airport liable for it with the creditor(s).
 
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RE: DL Regional Jet At PVD

Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:56 pm

Quoting shaunly (Reply 6):
This was a Comair aircraft and as such is caught up in the bankruptcy proceedings.

This report:

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 4):

http://aviation-safety.net/database/...124-1

States it was a Pinnacle aircraft. The pictures shows a Pinnacle logo on the nose, too.
 
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Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:59 pm


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RE: DL Regional Jet At PVD

Mon Jun 17, 2013 5:31 pm

Aircraft is owned by Wells Fargo, leased to Delta, operated by Pinnacle.
 
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RE: DL Regional Jet At PVD

Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:18 am

Quoting DLX737200 (Reply 7):
States it was a Pinnacle aircraft. The pictures shows a Pinnacle logo on the nose, too.

My mistake ... but a bankruptcy issue nonetheless. Pinnacle just emerged from Chapter 11 on 5-1-2013 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta. I believe the terms of that agreement include a phase-out of 50-seat RJ a/c, so maybe the ARFF will be able to purchase it after all.
 
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RE: DL Regional Jet At PVD

Tue Jun 18, 2013 3:22 am

The fate of the aircraft is ultimately up to what the insurance company, the owner (Wells Fargo), and the lessor (Delta) want to do with the airframe.