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Three B747-200F's are Parked at KUL and Nobody Knows Who Owns Them

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The operating company of Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia Airports (Sepang) Sdn Bhd, took out an advertisement in The Star hoping to find the owner of three Boeing 747-200F's parked at the airport. Authorities have tried tracing the registrations to an owner but have not been able to identify one. If the airplanes aren't claimed within 14 days, the airport has the right to "sell or to set off any expenses and debt due to us under the [Malaysian Civil Aviation Act of… (m.themalaymailonline.com) 기타...

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Highflyer1950
These 35 year old relics probably have time x'ed engines and full of corrosion,might fetch 20 grand for scrap!
davysims
This happens more than you would believe. I think almost every airport has had to deal with an abandoned aircraft or two over the years. Foreclosures, deaths, government seizures, bankruptcies, the aircraft just get forgotten about and it soon becomes difficult to even figure who owns it anymore.
JoshS
I don't doubt it. This situation is just entertaining for a few reasons:

1. A small propeller plane is one thing to forget about, but 3 747's? Now that's a totally different situation.
2. They took out an ad in a newspaper (Not saying I wouldn't do the same, it's just amusing)
3. What was it like when the airport authorities realized that nobody had tended to the planes in a while? Just imagine that conversation...
davysims
The ad in the paper is probably legal public notice they have to give before they can legally declare the aircraft abandoned and have it removed. I once worked at an airport that had a fleet of Martin 404s abandoned. Rumor was the DEA or some other government agency had taken down the entire business due to some illegal dealings, and never dealt with the aircraft. The airport after many years was able to clear the deed on the aircraft and have them scrapped.
JMARTINSON
I'm guessing they are owned by Swift Air Cargo.

Oh, look, I'm right. What do I win?

(http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/theyre-our-planes-owner-of-unclaimed-boeings-at-klia-appears)
joelwiley
Craigslist active in that area?
lahtiji
lahtiji 2
Talked about your Missed Connections.
bobhirst
They are registered to a wet lease outfit called Air Atlanta Icelandic. The mystery continues.
lahtiji
lahtiji 1
Free to good home?
pilot62
Oh they know, they just don't exist anymore because they couldn't survive until fuel came down.
yr2012
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-12-11/lost-found-firm-says-it-owns-abandoned-jets-in-kuala-lumpur

Splunk n' Dash lays claim to them after a China company abandoned them. Boeing would know who originally purchased them

joelwiley
According to the article, the airport operator isn't convinced. Should it care as long as they get someone to pay the space rent and parking tickets?
yr2012
If this carrier is willing to pay for the storage fees, who really cares?
gregglucas
Make a great home if placed on a rotatable pole so it could be angled into wind. Not as good as a 727 with it's rear stair, but still cool.
jkudlick
Here's an update: http://m.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/not-our-boeings-icelandic-airline-mas-say-after-online-sleuths-draw-link-to
CyranoSmith
mebbe we could get someone like the airplane repo man to appropriate one, two or all of those. There has to be a market for them, if only as salvage.
PHLoperations
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Anyone loose couple of 747s?

“If you fail to collect the aircraft within 14 days of the date of this notice, we reserve the right to sell or otherwise dispose of the aircraft pursuant to the Civil Aviation Regulations 1996 and use the money raised to set off any expenses and debt due to us under the said regulations,”

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-12-08/did-you-forget-your-planes-airport-takes-out-ad-to-locate-owner
margeauxk
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Airport Wants to Know Who Left 3 747s Behind

If you've counted your planes recently and found yourself three Boeing 747s down, you may be just the person that authorities at Kuala Lumpur International Airport want to speak to.

http://www.newser.com/story/217258/airport-wants-to-know-who-left-3-747s-behind.html

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