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heysfo
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Bangkok Plane Graveyard

Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:22 pm

 
crownvic
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RE: Bangkok Plane Graveyard

Sun Sep 20, 2015 3:38 am

I do recognize some Orient Thai MD-80s
 
bw50505
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RE: Bangkok Plane Graveyard

Sun Sep 20, 2015 3:45 am

The 747 front section is from one of the two JAL 747-146B/SR/SUD aircraft, although I cannot remember which. I saw a pic of it before at this location and I remembered seeing the fine details.

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DTWPurserBoy
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RE: Bangkok Plane Graveyard

Sun Sep 20, 2015 2:56 pm

These aircraft have been extensively covered in various airliner publications. They were damaged beyond repair when Don Muang Airport was flooded up to the cargo doors and engines several years ago.

Check out Airliner World and Airliner publications for details.

[Edited 2015-09-20 08:10:17]
 
bennett123
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RE: Bangkok Plane Graveyard

Sun Sep 20, 2015 3:35 pm

There was also the remains of a Tristar in there.
 
KlausU
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RE: Bangkok Plane Graveyard

Sun Sep 20, 2015 4:35 pm

Hi,
last October the Tristar was still on the apron in DMK, along with several TG A300s.

Regards,
Klaus
 
nikeherc
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RE: Bangkok Plane Graveyard

Sun Sep 20, 2015 4:38 pm

I thought the caption comment in the photos about the unsophisticated controls on the MD-80 was amusing. The only things left were the wheels and the throttle quadrant. How would you know if the controls were sophisticated or not?
 
hamster
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RE: Bangkok Plane Graveyard

Sun Sep 20, 2015 5:39 pm

The bigger questions is how did these planes get into a downtown section of a major city? Airplanes live at airports or bone yards in the middle of the desert. How did these get into a major downtown metropolis?
 
DIJKKIJK
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RE: Bangkok Plane Graveyard

Sun Sep 20, 2015 7:13 pm

Quoting hamster (Reply 7):
The bigger questions is how did these planes get into a downtown section of a major city? Airplanes live at airports or bone yards in the middle of the desert. How did these get into a major downtown metropolis?

They were cut into sections and the individual pieces moved by lorry?
 
SRMD11
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RE: Bangkok Plane Graveyard

Sun Sep 20, 2015 7:17 pm

Hello All... I'm very familiar with the place. For those of you who want to go there: Please respect the poor people there and leave them some money. You can bring them fresh food, rice... maybe better because cash will be often changed into Alcohol or Drugs. Finding the place is easy. Take a taxi and say: "Ramkamahaeng soi roi sam". Also tell the driver that he should wait for you until a defined time... and if you are not back until then, he should call the tourist police. In general - Thailand is a safe country. But it's better you be careful in such areas of the City! Never ever go there in nighttime. And the best ist, you speak some words thai or you take an translator with you. Coordinates: 13°45'53.64" N / 100°39'8.28" E.
 
bennett123
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RE: Bangkok Plane Graveyard

Sun Sep 20, 2015 7:35 pm

Hopefully someone will post some pictures in the index.
 
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RE: Bangkok Plane Graveyard

Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:06 am

Quoting bw50505 (Reply 2):
The 747 front section is from one of the two JAL 747-146B/SR/SUD aircraft, although I cannot remember which. I saw a pic of it before at this location and I remembered seeing the fine details.

It's one of these, the only two 747SRs built with the stretched upper deck.

Originally JA8170, then HS-UTQ.

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Originally JA8176, then HS-UTM

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