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Monday, 22 February 2016

TZ-MHI seen at Nairobi Jomo-Kenyatta Airport

L-1011 tail number TZ-MHI (msn 1221) was seen today abandoned at Nairobi airport. The airframe seems to be in a very sorry condition in such a way that, almost for sure, it will never make it into the skies again.

TZ-MHI@NBO © Nuno Carvalho

TZ-MHI@NBO © Nuno Carvalho

TZ-MHI@NBO © Nuno Carvalho

TZ-MHI@NBO © Nuno Carvalho

TZ-MHI@NBO © Nuno Carvalho

This L-1011 was originally delivered to TWA in 1981 and had a long life with several operators, being the last one SAM Intercontinental. It was one the of last remaining airworthy examples.

It visited Portugal during the UEFA Euro2004 tournament, carrying Greek supporters while operated by StarAir that later became StarJet.


Thanks to Nuno Carvalho for these rare photos!

1 comment:

Johan Selin said...

Hi!

I would like to get in contact with Nuno Carvalho. I want to take photos of these airplanes too.
Please respond to: lj@whattookyousolong.org

Thanks in advance,