21962 / 439 – Production List

Chronological order of events for airframe 21962
Dates in Black are considered exact and dates in Red are approximate.
DATEREGAIRLINELIVERYNAMEEVENTAIRPNOTES
1978-10-17N57202TWAOrder placed for aircraft.
1980-02-19N57202TWARoll OutBFINew aircraft rolled out.
1980-03-12N57202TWAFirst Flight
1980-03-21N57202TWA17202Delivered
1980-05-01N57202TWASeen
1980-08-01N57202TWA'Boston Express' stickerSeenCDG
1980-08-16N57202TWA'Boston Express' stickerSeenCDGPhoto
1980-09-06N57202TWA'Boston Express' stickerSeenCDGPhoto
1980-11-27N57202TWAIncidentMinor burns to two cabin attendents from coffee maker. Flight diverted to Kansas City for medical treatment.
Read Report (pdf)
1981-02-01BoeingLeased
1981-06-01N57202TWA17202Returned
1982-01-28N57202TWAIncidentSFOStruck tow tug at start of taxi. Crewman's earphones were unplugged and captain failed to assure clearance.
Read report (pdf)
1982-08-18N57202TWASeenBOSPhoto
1983-01-08N57202TWASeenLHRPhoto
1984-07-24Jet AviationBought
1984-08-01N57202No titlesBlue-white-blue-white-gold chtSeenBSLPhoto
1985-11-01Jet Associates Intl.Bought
1986-07-16TWABought
1986-07-17American AirlinesBought
1987-01-01N57202AmericanSeen
1987-02-01N601AAAmerican AirlinesReg Changed
1989-08-01N601AAAmericanSeenDFW
1989-11-27N601AAAmericanSeenDFWPhoto
1990-09-17K/S Nordic FlightBought
1990-09-17American AirlinesLeased
1992-07-18N601AAAmerican AirlinesFlightJFKLast service LHR-JFK
1992-07-20N601AAAmerican AirlinesFerriedMCIFerried to Kansas City for storage
1992-07-21N601AAAmerican AirlinesStatusMCI32692 hours, 4759 cycles.
1993-02-22N601AAAmerican AirlinesFerriedSBAFerried MCI-SBA for storage
1993-02-22N601AAK/S Nordic flightReturned
1993-02-22N601AAFirst Security Bank of UtahBought
1993-05-25N601AANo titlesBlue-white-blue cheatlineSeenSBA
1994-01-06UN-001Kazakhstan AirlinesBought
1994-02-10UN-001FerriedSNNFerried PAE-SNN, modifications by Tramco
1994-02-10UN-001Kazakhstan GvmtBought
1994-02-18UN-001Kazakhstan AirlinesFerriedALAORY-ALA
1994-02-18UN-001Kazakhstan AirlinesSunkarDelivered
1994-02-23UN-001Kazakhstan AirlinesLeased
1994-03-01UN-001Kazakhstan AirlinesLeased
1994-03-20UN-001KazakhstanSeenLHRPhoto
1994-06-12UN-001Kazakhstan AirlinesSeenPAEPhotographed parked on the ramp.
1994-06-14UN-001KazakhstanSeenPAEI took a photo of this airplane when on a visit to Paine Field to photograph the first flight of the Boeing 777.
1994-08-01UN-001Kazakhstan AirlinesSeenFRA
1995-04-30UN-001KazakhstanSunkarSeenFRAPhoto
1995-11-01UN-001Air Finance Ltd.Bought
1995-11-02EI-SALKazakhstan GvmtOtherNTU (Not Taken Up)
1995-11-03UN-001Kazakhstan GvmtLeased
1996-02-22UN-001KazakhstanSeenSNNPhoto
1996-04-01UN-001Air Finance Ltd.Returned
1996-04-05P4-AFEAir Finance Ltd.Reg Changed
1996-04-05P4-AFENo titlesAll white, with Kazakhstan chtSeenLHR
1996-05-01P4-AFENo titlesSeenLHR
1996-06-29P4-AFENo TitlesAll white, with Kazakhstan chtSeenPBI
1996-07-03P4-AFENo TitlesAll white, with Kazakhstan chtSeenPBI
1996-07-07P4-AFENo TitlesAll white, with Kazakhstan chtSeenPBI
1996-07-15P4-AFENo TitlesAll white, with Kazakhstan chtSeenATLOperating for Sultan of Brunei
1996-11-20P4-AFENo TitlesAll white, with Kazakhstan chtSeenLHR
1996-11-23P4-AFENo TitlesFerriedFerried to USA for VIP outfitting
1997-01-21P4-AFENo TitlesAll white, with Kazakhstan chtSeenLAS
1997-02-01P4-AFENo TitlesAll white, with Kazakhstan chtSeenEWR
1997-07-01P4-AFEAir Atlanta IcelandicLeased
1997-08-01TF-ABNAir Atlanta IcelandicReg Changed
1997-08-06TF-ABNAir Atlanta IcelandicBought
1997-08-08TF-ABNNo titlesAll white, with Kazakhstan chtSeenPBI
1997-09-09TF-ABNNo titlesAll white, with Kazakhstan chtSeenLHR
1997-10-01TF-ABNNo titlesIcelandic flag on port side. All white, with Kazakhstan chtSeenORD
1997-10-02TF-ABNNo TitlesAll white, with Kazakhstan chtSeenYEGRolling stones arrived for a concert
1998-02-11TF-ABNNo titlesNew liverySeenNRT
1998-02-21TF-ABNStar AirNew liverySeenNRT
1998-03-14TF-ABNStar AirWhite with Blue/GoldFlightBuenoes AiresOn charter for Rolling Stones Tour
1998-04-14TF-ABNNo titlesNew tail logoSeenYVR
1998-04-19TF-ABNStar AirWhite w blue/gold cheat linesSeenSTNFlown from Stansted to RAF Mount Pleasant in the Falkland Islands. The plane was chartered by oil companies to ferry workers to/from the Falklands. The aircrew were icelandic, working for Air Atlanta.
1998-10-01TF-ABNJaguarJaguarSeenDTWJaguar design above door, four star tail logo.
1998-10-15TF-ABNJaguarJaguar design above door, four star tail logo.ParkedNiagara FallsPlane parked at Niagara Falls Oct-Nov, 1998
1998-11-01TF-ABNAir AtlantaReturned
1999-05-23P4-AFEAir Finance Ltd.Star Air tail logo, no titlesSeenPHXFuel stop. Watch the video as it takes off here
Video by: Rick Covington
1999-07-01P4-AFEAir Finance Ltd.IncidentSTNPlane makes very hard landing. Captain is said to have called out "Check for damage" while plane was rolling out.
1999-07-18P4-AFEAir Finance Ltd.Star Air tail logo, no titlesSeenLUXAircraft sent to LUX for heavy maintenance, seen in hangar. Crack later discovered in main landing gear rendering plane not airworthy. WFU after owner refused to pay for or authorize repairs.
1999-09-14P4-AFEAir Finance Ltd.Star Air tail logo, no titlesSeenLUX
2001-01-01P4-AFENo titlesReposessedLUXAircraft repossessed by airport authority to recoup airport parking fees. Plane put up for sale, but no takers
2002-02-25P4-AFEOtherLUXTowed to Cargolux maintenance ramp in preparation for parting.
2002-03-01P4-AFEOtherLUXUnable to sell plane, dismantling begins.
2002-05-23P4-AFESeenLUXAircraft lowered onto belly. Cockpit removed the following day.
2002-06-02P4-AFENo TitleScrappedLUXDismantling in full progress. Cockpit is cut off.
2002-06-11P4-AFENo TitlesScrappedLUXUpper part of fuselage is cut off and removed.
2002-06-14ScrappedLUXSee video of the scrapping in progress here
2008-08-04P4-AFENo TitlesScrappedHello, I was at TFC in Velbert, Germany. TFC is a company that converts scrapped aircraft into cabin/flightdeck simulators and the majority of the fuselage of this SP is there. I went in it in 2008 on a stopover through DUS back to the US and it became my first 747SP. The entire lower deck fuselage is there as well as the upper deck, excluding the flightdeck. Sincerely yours, Captain Diamond
2010-09-24P4-AFEOtherLUXCockpit and upper deck section has been retained by Cargolux. It is being used as a training device for emergency evacuation through the flight deck overhead escape hatch and the service door (on the right).

 

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