Re: 727 @ ORD; hard landing.

Date:         03 Mar 98 03:13:09 
From:         mweber@t140.aone.net.au (James Matthew Weber)
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On 19 Feb 98 01:33:48 , y106fm@iamerica.net (toad) wrote:
>>In any case, you know it will scrapped after this....
>
>Is it common to scrap planes after incidenses like this?  Is there anything
>that can be salvaged?

Generally if the cost to repair exceeds the likely value of the
airframe, the air frame will be junked. However the avionics, interior
and engines will be salvaged if they are worth recovering. Depending
upon age, they may be worth recovering. In any even what is scrapped
is usually a whole lot less than the entire aircraft.

China Airlines banged up a 747-200 at Manilla about a year ago. The
cost to repair exceeded the book value of the aircraft, so it was
junked, however a good deal of the value of the aircraft was in the
engines, avionics and other salvageable parts, so the loss was
probably considerably less than it would appear.