Aerolíneas Argentinas Boeing 747-287B LV-MLO "MALO (Bad)".

This Boeing 747-287B, serial number 21725, with a test registration code of N1789B and powered by 4xPratt & Whitney JT9D-7A engines, first flew on December 8 1978.
On January 13 1979, it was delivered to Aerolíneas Argentinas with the registration LV-MLO, who operated it for four years, when it was sold to Metro International on July 4 1983. Metro Int. operated the aircraft for only one year, before selling it to the freighter complany Flying Tigers, on April 1 1984.
Five years later, on August 7 1989, Federal Express bought the aircraft.
One year later, on May 31 1990, Aerolíneas Argentinas bought back LV-MLO.
It was stored in 2002.
LV-MLO was scrapped in 2015.

Mistery sorrounding LV-MLO:
The protagonist of this story, an stewardess, was a hard working woman and, as any other person who works/had work on an airline, had an special plane. That plane was LV-MLO. Its connection to the plane was emphasized by the day the plane was baptized, December 8 1978, Virgin Mary´s day.
Apparently, she got a terminal illness, and asked to be signed up for her final trip on that aircraft.
She died the next day.
After that, her spirit stayed inside the aircraft, stealing tools and scaring the workers.
LV-MLO stopped being used on the 90´s, while the other 747-200s kept being used until the early decade of the 2000s.
LV-MLO had been name “MALO (Bad)”, by the workers of Ezeiza International Airport.
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Bibliography:
http://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-b747-21725.htm
Image:

  1. https://www.flickr.com/photos/aero_icarus/5695972364
  2. https://christianamadospotting.wordpress.com/category/tipos-de-avion/boeing/boeing-747/boeing-747-200/
  3. http://www.floxie.com.ar/2014/06/el-misterio-del-lv-mlo/
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Those last two pictures are so sad :-(

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Very sad, even though they´re only machines.

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The thing is we have feelings for aircraft :-)

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Could you do one of these for a Qantas and Ansett Australia aircraft please?

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To tell the truth, I´m not sure if what I wrote is entirely correct, since the only data was the one for the engines, test numbers, registration numbers and users.
But if you provide me with a registry number, like LV-MLO, I´ll look up information and write something like this.

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VH-EBC, Qantas’ oldest 747-200 (now scrapped)

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Go to this History Of Qantas 747-438 VH-OJA and this History of Qantas 707 VH-EBZ @EdT

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I read about that aircraft before…without doubt that’s the most aviation scariest story ever😨 I couldn’t sleep well that night when I read it.

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Especially being a huge old spooky 747 :-)

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I wouldn’t mind taking a closer look at it.

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Same here mate

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So sad seeying this airplanes rest in peace! Long story for this 747! Even my dad flew it as a captain, here is his log sheet with MLO in it for a flight to Madrid.

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Do you know why the fuselage looks burn?

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Because it was abandoned for long time…the fuselage it’s like being scrapped by itself. Also because is dirty, no one had washed that aircraft since the retirement.

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They are a lot, from 747200, 400, there are also some MD88, 727, etc

They are all Ezeiza, buenos Aires and San Juan airport in Argentina.
They look that way because of time and 0 maintenance. Sad!

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Here are some in San Juan and Palomar. Even some 707 are there!


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Amazing indeed.

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The third runway at Ezeiza can’t be used thanks to those aircraft.

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The famous B707s, they could still be flying. But that’s for another topic.

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