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Boeing Cafe Ho Chi Minh City Closed (B 707)

Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:07 pm

Some years ago there was a thread about this B 707 stored close to the international airport of Ho Chi Minh City: What Is The Status Of Boeing 707 VN-A394? (by Fanofjets Mar 2 2009 in Civil Aviation)

So I planned to go there during a stop-over in HCMC. However, while preparing myself I found out that until August of last year the storage area has been used as a café but the owner complained that people only came there to see the B 707 (well, what else??   ) but didn’t consume anything:
http://oivietnam.com/2013/08/grounded-for-life/

It’s now impossible to enter the area on which the B 707 is stored. Furthermore, it's impossible to make one complete picture of this bird so I made several photos and thought it would be worth sharing these pictures.



















 
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RE: Boeing Cafe Ho Chi Minh City Closed (B 707)

Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:17 pm

Beautiful pics...thanks for sharing.
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RE: Boeing Cafe Ho Chi Minh City Closed (B 707)

Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:05 am

Thank you N14AZ. I have an apartment less than 1 km away and am always intending to take pictures but never do!
 
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RE: Boeing Cafe Ho Chi Minh City Closed (B 707)

Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:37 am

Same aircraft with original operator.


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RE: Boeing Cafe Ho Chi Minh City Closed (B 707)

Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:56 am

Since we are on the subject of 707's off airport, does anyone have any photos of the 707 that was a restaurant in Manila in the mid 90's? Aside from the cockpit/interior shot on this site, I have never seen an outside shot of this a/c (N99WT) nor any information on it's demise. If I had to guess, it got hauled off for scrap, sometime in the early 2000's. I have searched everywhere for an image of this a/c (as a cafe) and have had no luck.
 
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RE: Boeing Cafe Ho Chi Minh City Closed (B 707)

Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:35 am

Quoting crownvic (Reply 4):
Aside from the cockpit/interior shot on this site, I have never seen an outside shot of this a/c (N99WT) nor any information on it's demise.

Here you are.....

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I haven't seen any later photos as well, nor know what became of it.
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