Lost, Not Found: KUL Seeks Owners Of 3 Parked 747s
How could an airport not know
who owns 3 gigantic 747s that had to have landed there at some point?
That’s the question many are
asking after KUL took out newspaper ads threatening to sell the planes for
scrap unless the owner(s) turns up and to collect them within 14 days.
Aviation buffs have gleefully
joined the hunt to find the owners. The planes can apparently be seen on Google
Earth and 2 of the 3 have been linked to MH. A search on Airfleets.net revealed
that MASKargo had leased 2 of the planes from Air Atlanta Icelandic, Malaysia’s
Star newspaper reported.
But both MH and CC have
“If they were ours, we would
have claimed them,” a Malaysia Airlines official told the paper.
It has been claimed the
3rd plane is also from Air Atlanta Icelandic but that company denies
it. “Air Atlanta Icelandic does not have any knowledge of who the current owner
of these aircraft is and has nothing to do with these aircraft today,” a
company spokesman told the Star.
The planes were linked to
Iceland at one point, as the 3 jumbo jets have been deregistered from the
Registry of Icelandic Civil Aviation Authority.
As eGlobal Travel Media
reports, pictures of one plane, which bears no markings, indicates it is a
cargo aircraft, without windows except in the top deck. But since the planes
certainly weren’t built at KUL, they had to have landed there at some point,
and it´s a bit odd that records dont
seem to exist.