Sunday, March 15, 2009

Victorville Report: Airbus Down, Part III

Doug Scroggins sent in this composite of the continuing process of scrapping ex-American Airbus A300 N7055A.
On Friday, Doug and the ARC hosted me and aviation writer/photographer Nick Veronico to witness first hand how an Airbus get smashed. Excavator operator Ray here peels back the roof...what was once carefully maintained aircraft structure flops like foil.

I've seen many aircraft "crunched", but after watching for a while, I realized what was different about this was almost as shiny as the day it was new, and that lent an air of unbelievability to the whole scene.

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