Continuing a now regular stream of airframes in for part-out, Skyliner reports today that;
Airbus A340-312 c/n 133 CS-TQL HiFly ferried 08 Mar 2013. LGW-EGBP for part-out & scrap
No sign of any FR24 action to date, although the EGBP webcam shows weather currently well below minima for any approach. May well be stuck at LGW (if that's where she currently resides) until things improve.
Only saw her for the first time o/b ohd. SAM on the afternoon of the 5th - one of her last services it appears.
Will break my heart to see the close-up demise of a 340 - still hark back wistfully to the old 707s and can't help comparing their sleek lines. Darn this sentimentality.