Re: 747 sold for salvage

Date:         29 Apr 99 22:10:32 
From: (Gerard Foley)
Organization: The Greater Columbus FreeNet
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Karl Swartz (kls@ohare.Chicago.COM) wrote:
> >The current issue of Aviation Week (April 12) has an advertisement (page
> >78) for a 747 being sold "as is, where is" for salvage due to accident
> >damage.  It is a 747-400 serial number 26400.  Does anyone know the
> >history of this aircraft, what accident occurred, and where it is?

> It's a PW4096-powered 747-4B6, registration HL7496, delivered to Korean
> Air Lines in June of 1996.  Last August (I don't know the exact date),
> it was operating KE 8702 NRT-SEL.  After diverting to Cheju due to bad
> weather, it eventually continued to Seoul.  Apparently the #1 thrust
> reverser did not deploy and it veered to the right at about 90 kts.

I understood that thrust reversers were to save wear on the tires and
brakes, and that the airplane should be flown so as to allow the brakes to