Aviation Photo #2336399 Boeing 747-438 - Untitled (Qantas)

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Resting along three other brothers at Mojave's desert. Quite sad to see four flyable Jumbos stored in a row.
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4 years ago
By the looks these babas are expected to fly again "someday".
4 years ago
Very sad sight to see these amazing jets get laid in the desert instead roaring in the blue wide sky
4 years ago
Cool shot! But, is it me or are the 1st and 4th aircraft missing both their inboard engines?
4 years ago
Please can anyone say who these airframes are? I have a pretty good hunch but I'm very much interested in This one: Boeing 747-338. c/n 23823-678. Was Registered on the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBY and was for most of its life here named City of Mildura. Just really keen to know what happened to her...
4 years ago
In response to the visitor with the question about former VH-EBY: As you probably know she can't be in this shot as these are clearly 4 -400's (winglets, engines). But looking here on A.net the last pic that seems to be on here of (ex-)VH-EBY was taken by PRM in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (North/Central Africa), on November 19, 2010: "XT-SAG (cn 23823/678) Ex-N177SG in basic Qantas colours, and re-registered to XT- the day before".
I remember there was a row about this aircraft and some other ex-Qantas airframes, started by a lessor who was interested but surpassed by Qantas at the sale; the aircraft were supposedly bought by small (newly formed/'temporary' also?) companies only to pass them on to Iranian carriers, and it would be illegal for Qantas to cooperate with that due to the US sanctioning of Iran. Question, besides whether it is true or not, is if Qantas could or should have known about it (if true).
4 years ago
I wonder if Qantas' 'Golf Buggy' AKA 'City of Bangkok'(:P), VH-OJH, is among these 4 beauties...
If I may add this info here about VH-EBY (thanks to/copied from the comment made by Frank C. Duarte Jr. under a shot of his of the particular jumbo): "First flight was April 18, 1987. Delivery date was May 1, 1989. Other serials - N6005C with The Boeing Company, N177SG with Sayegh Group Aviation, VH-EBY with Japan Air Lines - leased during March 1992 & returned during April 1994, and also XT-SAG with CentrAfrique Air Express. Wears FN BY with Qantas. Temp storage at MZJ during December 30, 2008. Permanently stored at OUA."

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