Date: 03 Mar 98 03:13:10 From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Chris Dahler) Organization: All USENET -- http://www.Supernews.com References: 1 2 3
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>>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? It all depends on the level of damage. Just like in an auto accident, if the cost of repairing the aircraft is greater than the cost of replacing it, it will be scrapped. In the case of an aircraft, some other variables come into play. For example, the value of that 727 is probably only a couple million or so. The damamge to it far exceeds that amount. However, the cost of replacing it with a comparative aircraft like the 737-700 (30+ mil) or upgrading to a 757 (60 mil), may dictate that the aircraft be repaired. When aircraft are scrapped, all the useful parts are stripped and either used for replacements on other aircraft in that airline's fleet or sold to other airlines or parts suppliers. In any case, it isn't just sent to the junkyard.