Monday, January 16, 2017

Signapore Airlines Cargo Boeing 747-412F(SCD) (32897/1322) 9V-SFL "Mega Ark"

Arrives at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX/KLAX) on November 6, 2005.
(Photo by Michael Carter)

Sadly the aircraft crashed today near Bishkek-Manas (Fruze) International Airport (FRU/UAFM), Kyrgyzstan. Operated by myCargo Airlines as TC-MCL, it was making a scheduled fuel stop while enroute from Hong Kong to Istanbul as "TK6491"

The aircraft was originally delivered to Singapore Airlines Cargo on February 27, 2003 and operated with the carrier until being withdrawn from use (WFU) and stored at Victorville (VCV/KVCV), California on January 26, 2009. It was returned to service a year later on January 22, 2010. It operated with the carrier for another 3 years until being WFU and once again stored at VCV.

Turkish carrier ACT Airlines commenced operating the aircraft on January 1, 2016 on a contract for Qatar Airways Cargo which ended on December 15, 2016. It had just began operating on contract to Turkish Airlines on January 11, 2017. 

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