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Cargolux 747-8 Trashed at Prestwick

Old 6th Apr 2017, 19:21
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Prestwick pics: Cargolux 747 LX-VCF grounded now due fuel leak loaded Bell 412.......

...oh dear...
Cargolux LX-VCF grounded by helicopter load fuel leak. - Airliners.net
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Old 11th Apr 2017, 11:51
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Cargolux 747-8 Trashed at Prestwick

Was carrying a helicopter on board which sprung a fuel leak and soaked all the avionics bay with gas. Plane has been on ground about a week with nose open trying to dry it out. Only hearsay but a lot of damage done and talk of it being scrapped.
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Old 11th Apr 2017, 13:56
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Was always under the impression that fluids (fuel in this case) should be removed before flight.
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Old 11th Apr 2017, 20:00
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Looks like LX-VCF arrived back in LUX today.
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Old 11th Apr 2017, 23:15
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With the early 8's being under 10 years old could it really be an economical write off for that?
Actually, the first 747-8F deliveries weren't until late 2011, so it can't be much more than 5 years old (before I retired I could go into the Boeing data base and check when exactly it was delivered but I no longer have that option ).
I never did give much credence to the rumors that it was a write-off, although if the fuel got in the ebay there could be some expensive damage.
Good to hear it's back to being airworthy at least.
I'm thinking the shipper is going to be on the hook for a sizeable penalty for failing to properly prepare the helicopter for shipment...
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Old 12th Apr 2017, 06:04
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Perhaps the more learned ones here can confirm but it was always my understanding that any vehicles being transported were to have all fuel and oils removed prior to flight other than 'unusable' that may be hard to remove? Contravention of this would constitute a non-compliance of carriage of dangerous goods legislation i.e. that fuel/oil was not transported in the correct containers as specified in the IATA DG manual. Thoughts?
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Old 12th Apr 2017, 08:11
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the aircraft flew from PIK to LUX yesterday after almost two weeks on the ground in PIK
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