A Boeing 727-200 has been parked at a Brazilian airport for years. According to the airport, the plane is “rotten” and poses a danger to airport staff.
The Boeing 727, in the shipping company’s Varig Log color scheme, has been at São José dos Campos Airport since November 2011, where the Embraer factory is also located. The plane was parked on the grounds of the airport after Varig Log went bankrupt and has not been moved since. Over the years, Boeing has been stripped of all three engines, radar and navigation systems. The fuselage and wings were corroded due to the wet weather in the area.
An airport spokesperson even spoke of this as a “public health problem”. We fear that people who work in the area may have health problems. So the most obvious option is to get rid of the old 727, but that’s no easy feat. Boeing is still part of the Varig Log bankruptcy property. The airport needs a court order to get the plane out. The airport operator says it is examining, in cooperation with lawyers, the possibility of dismantling the machine as soon as possible, but also indicates that it will give priority to other developments in this field.
Corrosion on an aircraft can cause dangerous situations during its operation. Materials lose their strength, which in turn can lead to cracks in components. In the case of the Boeing 727 in Brazil, corrosion causes health problems. A corroded structure can emit corrosive substances that can cause severe irritation to the eyes, respiratory tract, digestive tract, and skin.
Zombie specialist. Friendly twitter guru. Internet buff. Organizer. Coffee trailblazer. Lifelong problem solver. Certified travel enthusiast. Alcohol geek.