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Covid casualties - British Airways B.747s at Kemble

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Covid casualties - British Airways B.747s at Kemble

Post by andygolfer » Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:30 am

Covid has brought about the demise of British Airways' mighty Boeing 747 fleet after 49 years of operations, they were one of the last major operators of the type. These are 5 of 7 currently stored at Kemble awaiting their fate - probably at the hands of the scrapman although BA hope to find new owners for some.
In order going down the line they are G-BYGB, G-BYGF, G-CIVL, G-CIVJ and finally G-CIVN

ImageCovid casualties British Airways B.747s Kemble 15-09-2020 6057 1600px by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

A sad end to a wonderful fleet of aircraft - thanks for the memories

I was there on Tuesday and will post more photos later in the week

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Re: Covid casualties - British Airways B.747s at Kemble

Post by Southside » Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:42 pm

Very sad to see. Back in January I did a little trip hoping to fly on an A340, A380 and a B747 from London to Dubai via Madrid. Iberia let me down replacing the A340 with an A330 but I managed to fly Emirates A380 from Madrid and then a few days later a BA B747 back to Heathrow. After what has happened since then I'm eternally thankful I made the effort as such a trip would be nigh on impossible now.

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Re: Covid casualties - British Airways B.747s at Kemble

Post by Wallie » Sat Sep 19, 2020 6:48 am

This is not a nice sight. (although they are beautiful)
All those aircrafts, waiting for the man with the ax for destruction....
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Re: Covid casualties - British Airways B.747s at Kemble

Post by niallsaviation » Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:08 pm

Subject wise ..Not an enjoyable photo at all

sad to see

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Re: Covid casualties - British Airways B.747s at Kemble

Post by Paultojo » Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:49 am

That quite a sight :-(
C&C always welcome

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