Aviation Photo #1876718: Boeing 747-428 - Untitled


Photo 4,260 of 4,263 by Steve Brimley
  • Graham Wasey
    Untitled
    Boeing 747-428
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing
    24969
    836
    F-GITA
    Kemble
    England
    United Kingdom
    February 19, 2011
  • 164

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March 03, 2011
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A sad end for a loyal servant...the very last minutes of this ex Air France 747.
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Comments (14)

Anonymous
5 years ago
Too sad... I flew on her more than twenty times during ten years... you will miss to us Tengo Alpha
Anonymous
5 years ago
Sad end indeed.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Poor bird. At least she've had a happy life, including scuba-diving in the reefs of Thaiti during beach vacation.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Oh! Cut 400 series??????????? Are they mad?
Anonymous
5 years ago
It's so strange to see a -400 like this, hardly seems like yesterday that they were brand new and the latest thing, whereas actually it was 20 years ago. Odd to think in 20 years time we'll see A380s meeting their end too :(
Anonymous
5 years ago
Looks like they have removed all of the doors; I wonder if they re-use them? Yes, it is sad to see such a magnificent machine being torn apart, but to me it is even more sad to see them "mouldering away" parked in a desert for years as if they were just "forgotten about".
At least this way they can be "recycled" and turned into something useful.
Anonymous
5 years ago
I still find it hard to believe 747-400`s are being scrapped. It was like yesterday they were state of the art
Anonymous
5 years ago
Great shot!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Only 9 days short of it's 20th birthday.
Anonymous
5 years ago
We flew this lady in 2008, during our return flight from Caracas to Paris CDG. Sad end for this 20 years old aircraft !
Anonymous
5 years ago
After surviving a ditch in the lagoon of Tahiti, the GITAnic did not manage to escape the scrapman. A sad end for a Grand Lady. We all miss you here in CDG...
Anonymous
5 years ago
I wonder how much hate mail I would get if I had to do this. :(
Anonymous
5 years ago
Such a saddening picture emphazised by the wintery atmosphere. I last flew Tango Alpha between MRU and CDG in December 2009. Souvenir...
Anonymous
5 years ago
Sickening - I flew on this from CDG - JNB back in 2003, just found this on a search for her. Very disappointing :-(