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Old Jul 26, 07, 8:19 am   #1
 
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Question Status of N330AA (762ER involved in engine fire at LAX last year)

Does anyone (hopefully an AA insider) know the status of N330AA, the B767-223ER that was involved in the engine fire at LAX last year (2 June 2006)?

Last word that bird was going to be written off and broken up at MHV. Any word if that is still the case? Sad to see a 762 go (especially an ER model).
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Old Jul 26, 07, 8:46 am   #2
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Old Jul 26, 07, 9:00 am   #3
 
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They're probably already poaching parts from it to fix the other 762s.
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So, I'm just curious, how do you get this 762 to MHV? Tow truck?
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It appears from the ASN incident report there may have been considerable and irreparable structural damage; the wing root probably suffers from wing rot. But I'll bet many of the parts are in the skies as we speak.
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So, I'm just curious, how do you get this 762 to MHV? Tow truck?
If I had to guess, they'd cut it up at LAX, and then truck it to MHV in sections.
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They're probably already poaching parts from it to fix the other 762s.
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Old Jul 26, 07, 7:54 pm   #8
 
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It appears from the ASN incident report there may have been considerable and irreparable structural damage; the wing root probably suffers from wing rot. But I'll bet many of the parts are in the skies as we speak.

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Old Jul 26, 07, 7:54 pm   #9
 
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Does anyone (hopefully an AA insider) know the status of N330AA, the B767-223ER that was involved in the engine fire at LAX last year (2 June 2006)?

Last word that bird was going to be written off and broken up at MHV. Any word if that is still the case? Sad to see a 762 go (especially an ER model).
I spoke with a couple LAX AA mechanics two months ago about this bird. They told me that she had been written off because of the structural damage and she will never fly again. AA has begun using parts from the plane to support other 767-223s.

I also checked one of the web sites and found that this plane came to AA on 3/13/87 and when she was grounded in the summer of '06, she had over 80,000 hours of flying on her (the MD-80 that is parked with the most hours has only 70,000 hours). The hours average out to approximately 4,000 per year. Using the 4,000 hours/year assumption and that some 223s are 2 years older and its been over a year since this malfunction happened, some 223s must have about 92,000 hours already on their airframes. (The TWA 800 aircraft had about the same number of hours and the airline was sued on the basis that the aircraft was far too old to fly safely.) However, I doubt this premise that ships with 92,000 hours are too old to fly safely, as there have been a number of DC-10s with over 110,000 hours on their airframes.
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Old Jul 27, 07, 12:09 am   #10
 
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If I had to guess, they'd cut it up at LAX, and then truck it to MHV in sections.
Per the comments on A.net, you'd be correct:

"Just to clear a common misconception. This plane will be taken apart and 'boxed' to Mojave. At least that is what I was told by airport officials. Thanks - Adam Wright"

A great shot (like most at that site, it seems) of the engine fire shortly after it started is also there: http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1059747/L/

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Final disposition of N330AA

So here it is. The final disposition of this aircraft. She was torn up on November 7 and 8, 2008 and will be sent to the smelters on dump trucks. A very sad ending for this bird. Here are two shots I got of her before she disappeared forever:
http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=6406835
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http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=6406841

I could not get a shot of the data plate, but a source on the ground with me stated that the data plate matched the registration and was valid.
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