Scrap date 21932

Posted by Tommy Mogren  /   October 18, 2012  /   Posted in Help  /   5 Comments

Help needed! 
N135SW B747SP ex Air China (C/N 21932 / 433) was last reported at VCV (Victorville) on 16 October 2004.

Victorville, california November 28, 2002

I need to know any further sightings after that.
Anybody know a confirmed date for actual scrapping ?

Please leave any information in the comments field below and we will look into it.
Photos are most welcome!


  1. David Fidler 2012-12-08 10:53

    Aero Transport Database has the following info:

    Reg’n Type MSN Operator In Out Origin
    N135SW B.747SP‑J6 21932/433 UT Finance 23/12/99 30/11/03 ex B‑2442

    Status Terminated TT TC
    Scrapped 2006 55491 14422
    at VCV

    They’re usually pretty accurate.

  2. Tommy 2012-12-08 13:48

    Thank you David, I have seen it. Unfortunately they only say 2006 as date.
    Doesn’t give much clue.

  3. Jim Tomlinson 2013-03-19 10:49

    21932 was scrapped a lot earlier than 2006. i visited Victorville March 17 2004 and the aircraft was gone from the scrapping area by then.

  4. Tommy 2013-03-21 06:29

    Thank you Jim for your comment.

    That is strange as I have reports of seeing it at VCV on October 16 2004.

    Can you have missed it at the airfield ? Doesn’t sound very likely to me.

    • Jim Tomlinson 2013-03-25 11:41

      No trouble, Tommy.

      I can’t have missed it. The part of the scrapping area where the 747SP had been (in the photo above taken late 2002) was full of United 727s being scrapped. From the well stripped condition of the aircraft in the photo taken in late 2002, I would suspect it was scrapped soon after. Probably late 2002 or very early 2003. have overflight photos of Victorville dated 30/1/03 with the aircraft seemingly gone from the scrapping area by then.