Goodbye ZD949 L-1011 Tristar

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Not sure if anyone has put up a Thread but yesterday former RAF Tristar ZD949 at Cambridge was done to death yesterday not sure if anything is still left today but the tail section was cut off.
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Indeed 949 is now leaving Cambridge by the truck load.

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Is that the one used for the glass cockpit fiasco?
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949 was the one fitted with the glass cockpit. ZE706 the sole C2A should be next for the scrap pile.
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That video is a bit like witnessing a murder. We can't save them all of course, but it just seems odd and brutal to do that to an airworthy aeroplane...............:(

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Hardly airworthy, it has been parked for several years, robbed for spares, and had been modified to a configuration that was never approved for service.
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Does anyone know which company is scrapping the aircraft at Cambridge?

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The other one at Cambridge now seems to have gone too
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Indeed, I drove past about half an hour ago and there is a big empty space where two of them once stood. Rob