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UPDATE: three 'lost 747s' at Malaysian airport claimed by firm

KUALA LUMPUR: The operators of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) have placed a bizarre advertisement in a newspaper seeking the owners of three 747-200F aircraft apparently abandoned there.

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By AFP

Sunday 20 December 2015, 11:00AM


the owners of the three 747s abandoned at Kuala Lumpur International Airport have until Monday (Dec 21) to claim them, or they will be sold as scrap. Photo: AFP

the owners of the three 747s abandoned at Kuala Lumpur International Airport have until Monday (Dec 21) to claim them, or they will be sold as scrap. Photo: AFP

UPDATE: The airplanes have been claimed (story here).

 

“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” under Malaysian regulations, said the ad which last Monday (Dec 14).

The notice was addressed to the “untraceable owner” of the planes.

Zainol Mohd Isa, general manager of Malaysia Airports (Sepang), which operates the facility, said the airport had been trying to contact the planes’ last known owners.

He said they were “international” and not Malaysian, but declined to give further details.

“I don’t know why they are not responding. There could be many reasons. Sometimes it could be because they have no money to continue operations,” Mr Zainol said.

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In addition to wanting the planes to be claimed, he said the airport was seeking payment from the owners for landing, parking and other charges.

If no payment is received by Monday (Dec 21), the planes will be auctioned or sold for scrap to recoup the outstanding charges.

The notice gave the planes’ registration numbers as TF-ARM, TF-ARN, and TF-ARH. Mr Zainol said two were passenger aircraft and one was a cargo plane.

It was not the first time this had happened at the airport, he added.

In the past decade a few other planes, mostly smaller aircraft, were abandoned.

An aircraft that was abandoned in the 1990s was eventually bought and turned into a restaurant in a Kuala Lumpur suburb, Mr Zainol noted.

 

 

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