Boeing 747 plane abandoned in Hong Kong faces scrapyard but aviation enthusiasts call for more creative use of iconic jumbo jet
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November 23, 2019 - by Danny Lee
- Airport Authority Hong Kong understood to be planning to dismantle plane formerly operated by Orient Thai Airlines
- While plane unlikely to fly again, some call for it to be converted into restaurant or boutique hotel
The Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) was understood to be planning to dismantle the plane formerly operated by Orient Thai Airlines, after the now-defunct carrier cut the aircraft adrift three years ago.
The 27-year-old plane faces a wholly different fate to an ex-Russian-operated Boeing 767 which was similarly abandoned but was put up for sale for US$795,000 (HK$6.2 million) by the AAHK last week
Hong Kong-based aviation expert Mike Walsh described the 747 planes as "iconic", but said that without seeing the latest details of the plane's inspections, among other documents, it was hard to ascertain the hull and engine value of the Orient Thai plane. Walsh did not hold out much hope for its value and...
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