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December 03, 2022

L-1011 Stargazer at the AVAirShow 2022

The L-1011 registered N140SC was temporarily flown to the Edwards Air Force Base (EDW/KEDW) to be part of the static display at the Aerospace Valley Air Show that took place last October.

N140SC © Aerospace Valley Air Show

After the Air Show, Stargazer returned to Mojave Airport (MHV/KMHV) where it is stored.

Portuguese L-1011 fleet status 2022

CS-TEB was recently seen in one piece in Amman Civil Airport (ADJ/OJAM).

  • MSN 1206 euroAtlantic CS-TMX - scrapped at Lisbon (LIS/LPPT)
  • MSN 1240 euroAtlantic CS-TEB - stored at Amman (ADJ/OJAM)
  • MSN 1241 Northrop Grumman N91011 - stored at Victorville (VCV/KVCV)
  • MSN 1248 Luzair CS-TMP - scuttled in the Gulf of Aqaba

July 20, 2022

CNN Travel article on TriStar CS-TMP, scuttled in Gulf of Aqaba

Ex-Luzair L-1011 TriStar CS-TMP, scuttled in Gulf of Aqaba, on 26th August 2019, caught CNN Travel's attention.

CS-TMP © Brett Hoelzer/Deep Blue Dive Center

The venerable old Lockheed Martin L1011 Tristar airplane, with its three engines, mounted on wings and tail fin, would be a sight to behold in the air or on the ground, let alone deep beneath the surface of the Red Sea, among the fish and coral.

The abandoned jet, sunk in 2019 to create an artificial reef to encourage marine life, has been photographed by American underwater photographer Brett Holzer in a series of images that capture the eerie spectacle created by this aquatic airliner.