In April of this year, photos of CS-TMP could be seen with the aircraft laying with its wings clipped, near the waters of the Gulf of Aqaba.
|CS-TMP © Fábio Conceição|
Information was spread that it was intended to sink the airframe to become an artificial reef and to serve as an attraction to scuba divers. Last 26th of August, CS-TMP was finally sunk with its wings and horizontal stabilizers re-attached.
Several websites covered the sinking of the airplane:
The updated status of ex-Portuguese TriStar fleet is the following:
MSN 1206 euroAtlantic CS-TMX - scrapped at Lisbon (LIS)
MSN 1240 euroAtlantic CS-TEB - stored at Amman (ADJ)
MSN 1241 Luzair CS-TMR - re-registered N91011; stored at Victorville (VCV)
MSN 1248 Luzair CS-TMP - sunk in the Gulf of Aqaba
Aircraft Fleet: MSN193H-1248