Remarks: This is what's left of this AA 767. On June 2, 2006, the #1 engine exploded at the maintenence area during a normal engine run-up. One of the inner blades deep in the engine flung out of #1, hit the ground, and became lodged in the #2 engine cowling. Another part of that blade simply sliced right through the plane on its way to #2. This is one of the last days of this plane as it was stripped further, and has since been completely removed from LAX.
Remarks: A closer look at this plane on the day of her ultimate death. She is rolled a bit to port due to the fact that the wings have been torn from her. All salvageable parts have been removed, and just the bits that are no longer good remain. She was ripped apart today to be sent to the smelter. A sad day for this once noble craft. Farewell!!
Remarks: One of the very last pictures we will see of this plane, as she was cut up today. On the left the jaws of doom rip a massive piece of aluminum from the upper fuselage, having already dispatched the wings, and the mid portion of what once was business class. She will be hauled off in trucks to the furnace for smelting. Farewell...
Remarks: After a huge explosion parts of the left engine hit the buttom side of the plane and destroyed the fuselage. There where wholes in the concrete discovered several feet away which were caused by this accident. Today this 767 is used as scrapyard and will never fly out of LAX again on its own in one piece.
Remarks: After more than a year since the mishap, she is still here, wasting away under the SoCal sun. Now stripped of the starboard side engine, and the whole mount + engine on the port-side... She will slowly leave us...Farewell, noble craft.
Remarks: Is caught in the old TWA hangers at LAX, following a very serious engine failure during a maintenance run resulting in substancial damage to the aircrafts left wing area and fuselage. The aircraft at this point is considered a write off.
Remarks: A sister ship of 334AA, the first aircraft used in the 9/11 attacks. Every time I see an AA 762, I think of that day. At least this one is still flying, keeping the spirit of flying alive! Canon 300D