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744lover
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LH Cargo D-ALCM Status

Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:16 pm

Hi,

Back on 10th of November, LH Cargo MD-11 D-ALCM had a nose gear separation in Buenos Aires which disabled the aircraft on the runway. Since then I couldn't find any other flight from it on Flightradar24.com.

Does anyone know the status of it? Is it going to be repaired or is it a WO?


Thanks,
744lover
 
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Re: LH Cargo D-ALCM Status

Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:46 pm

I apparently checked it today as I was searching for another LH Cargo aircraft on FR24 and saw that it departed EZE today and is heading to a destination in western USA, maybe VCV? I don't know how big the damage/hole is...

EDIT: It is currently cruising at FL430, so if that hole would not have been repaired correctly, I would presume that they wouldn't cruise at such a flightlevel, but I guess we will see it in a few hours.
 
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Re: LH Cargo D-ALCM Status

Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:56 pm

It´s up in the air right now as LH8153: http://fr24.com/GEC8153/c41af14
 
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Re: LH Cargo D-ALCM Status

Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:02 pm

DABYT wrote:
It´s up in the air right now as LH8153: http://fr24.com/GEC8153/c41af14


Hmm, does the GEC flight number indicate that LH doesn't own it any more?

Presumably it was a write off and the insurance company ended up owning it?
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Re: LH Cargo D-ALCM Status

Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:04 pm

Revelation wrote:
DABYT wrote:
It´s up in the air right now as LH8153: http://fr24.com/GEC8153/c41af14


Hmm, does the GEC flight number indicate that LH doesn't own it any more?

Presumably it was a write off and the insurance company ended up owning it?


GEC is how the LH Cargo flights code.
 
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Re: LH Cargo D-ALCM Status

Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:07 pm

Bricktop wrote:
Revelation wrote:
DABYT wrote:
It´s up in the air right now as LH8153: http://fr24.com/GEC8153/c41af14


Hmm, does the GEC flight number indicate that LH doesn't own it any more?

Presumably it was a write off and the insurance company ended up owning it?


GEC is how the LH Cargo flights code.


GEC was the old code for "German Cargo" which then became Lufthansa Cargo.
 
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Re: LH Cargo D-ALCM Status

Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:39 pm

Bet it goes to Victorville to join her sisters..so likely her final flight :-(
 
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Re: LH Cargo D-ALCM Status

Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:21 am

Per FR24 it went to Victorville.
 
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Re: LH Cargo D-ALCM Status

Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:27 am

Wow... Talk about a coincidence...

Anyway, it is possible that LH will do future repairs on the bird in VCV. Back in 2009 when D-ALCO suffered a hard landing in MEX Lufthansa did minimal repairs there and then flew unpresurized to VCV for future repairs...


Let's see what happens with the last delivered MD-11


BR,
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Re: LH Cargo D-ALCM Status

Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:56 am

744lover wrote:
Wow... Talk about a coincidence...

Anyway, it is possible that LH will do future repairs on the bird in VCV. Back in 2009 when D-ALCO suffered a hard landing in MEX Lufthansa did minimal repairs there and then flew unpresurized to VCV for future repairs...


Let's see what happens with the last delivered MD-11


BR,
744lover

I agree that this bird is not done or it would have been junked at the incident location and not flown to VCV
 
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Re: LH Cargo D-ALCM Status

Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:11 am

n471wn wrote:
744lover wrote:
Wow... Talk about a coincidence...

Anyway, it is possible that LH will do future repairs on the bird in VCV. Back in 2009 when D-ALCO suffered a hard landing in MEX Lufthansa did minimal repairs there and then flew unpresurized to VCV for future repairs...


Let's see what happens with the last delivered MD-11


BR,
744lover

I agree that this bird is not done or it would have been junked at the incident location and not flown to VCV


They most likely repaired it enough to sell it for scrap at VCV
 
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Re: LH Cargo D-ALCM Status

Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:14 am

DABYT wrote:
Bricktop wrote:
Revelation wrote:

Hmm, does the GEC flight number indicate that LH doesn't own it any more?

Presumably it was a write off and the insurance company ended up owning it?


GEC is how the LH Cargo flights code.


GEC was the old code for "German Cargo" which then became Lufthansa Cargo.


American ATC like calling them German Cargo still.
 
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Re: LH Cargo D-ALCM Status

Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:27 am

b747400erf wrote:

American ATC like calling them German Cargo still.


Can't be, as GERMAN CARGO is the callsign for AeroLogic (BOX).
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Re: LH Cargo D-ALCM Status

Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:56 am

trijetsonly wrote:
b747400erf wrote:

American ATC like calling them German Cargo still.


Can't be, as GERMAN CARGO is the callsign for AeroLogic (BOX).


I know that, ATC sees GEC and sometimes call them German Cargo.
 
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Re: LH Cargo D-ALCM Status

Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:11 am

b747400erf wrote:
trijetsonly wrote:
b747400erf wrote:

American ATC like calling them German Cargo still.


Can't be, as GERMAN CARGO is the callsign for AeroLogic (BOX).


I know that, ATC sees GEC and sometimes call them German Cargo.


Oh I see. So I guess the pilots are used to it. :lol:
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Re: LH Cargo D-ALCM Status

Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:33 pm

744lover wrote:
Wow... Talk about a coincidence...

Anyway, it is possible that LH will do future repairs on the bird in VCV. Back in 2009 when D-ALCO suffered a hard landing in MEX Lufthansa did minimal repairs there and then flew unpresurized to VCV for future repairs...


Let's see what happens with the last delivered MD-11


BR,
744lover


Actually D-ALCM is not the last delivered MD-11. It's her sister D-ALCN :wink2:
 
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Re: LH Cargo D-ALCM Status

Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:42 pm

[/quote]

Actually D-ALCM is not the last delivered MD-11. It's her sister D-ALCN :wink2:[/quote]


I stand corrected. Thanks for pointing out :)
 
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Re: LH Cargo D-ALCM Status

Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:48 pm

b747400erf wrote:
n471wn wrote:
744lover wrote:
Wow... Talk about a coincidence...

Anyway, it is possible that LH will do future repairs on the bird in VCV. Back in 2009 when D-ALCO suffered a hard landing in MEX Lufthansa did minimal repairs there and then flew unpresurized to VCV for future repairs...


Let's see what happens with the last delivered MD-11


BR,
744lover

I agree that this bird is not done or it would have been junked at the incident location and not flown to VCV


They most likely repaired it enough to sell it for scrap at VCV


D-ALCM will undergo further repairs at VCV, so this aircraft is not for the scrappers.
 
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Re: LH Cargo D-ALCM Status

Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:23 pm

psimpson wrote:
b747400erf wrote:
n471wn wrote:
I agree that this bird is not done or it would have been junked at the incident location and not flown to VCV


They most likely repaired it enough to sell it for scrap at VCV


D-ALCM will undergo further repairs at VCV, so this aircraft is not for the scrappers.


That's great news!
 
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Re: LH Cargo D-ALCM Status

Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:05 pm

DABYT wrote:
744lover wrote:
Wow... Talk about a coincidence...

Anyway, it is possible that LH will do future repairs on the bird in VCV. Back in 2009 when D-ALCO suffered a hard landing in MEX Lufthansa did minimal repairs there and then flew unpresurized to VCV for future repairs...


Let's see what happens with the last delivered MD-11


BR,
744lover


Actually D-ALCM is not the last delivered MD-11. It's her sister D-ALCN :wink2:


But it is actually the last one build... :wink2:
 
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Re: LH Cargo D-ALCM Status

Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:59 pm

duboka wrote:
DABYT wrote:
744lover wrote:
Wow... Talk about a coincidence...

Anyway, it is possible that LH will do future repairs on the bird in VCV. Back in 2009 when D-ALCO suffered a hard landing in MEX Lufthansa did minimal repairs there and then flew unpresurized to VCV for future repairs...


Let's see what happens with the last delivered MD-11


BR,
744lover


Actually D-ALCM is not the last delivered MD-11. It's her sister D-ALCN :wink2:


But it is actually the last one build... :wink2:


Ahh, no, wait... We got it wrong. Actually 744lover was right: D-ALCM is the last delivered but D-ALCN is the last built.

D-ALCM - line number 645 - delivery date: 22. feb 2001
D-ALCN - line number 646 - delivery date: 25. jan 2001


744lover wrote:
I stand corrected. Thanks for pointing out :)

Actually I stand corrected. My apologies. You were right! :white:
 
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Re: LH Cargo D-ALCM Status

Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:20 pm

Found a photo of D-ALCM after take off in EZE on it´s way to VCV where the provisorily fixed damage is clearly visible. As the photo is from an instagram account i don´t know how to post it so i´ll leave the link here:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BPpqmIehc-N/
 
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Re: LH Cargo D-ALCM Status

Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:25 pm

After 2 months in VCV she is finally on her way back as GEC8153 to join her sisters in FRA.

https://www.flightradar24.com/GEC8153/ce7586d

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