Retired Boeing 720B on Display at PIA Planetarium in Lahore

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Re: Retired Boeing 720B on Display at PIA Planetarium in Lahore

Post by Abbas Ali » Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:32 pm

AP-AXL Past & Present Comparison Photos.

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Re: Retired Boeing 720B on Display at PIA Planetarium in Lahore

Post by SaadSaeed » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:11 pm

Took these last September (2016)
Maybe some of us can get together a GoFundMe to restore this to original glory. Might needs contacts inside PIA as it is still PIA property.
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Re: Retired Boeing 720B on Display at PIA Planetarium in Lahore

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:17 pm

^ thank you Saad for sharing photos.

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Re: Retired Boeing 720B on Display at PIA Planetarium in Lahore

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:58 am

Retired PIA Boeing 720-047B registration AP-AXL being prepared at PIA Planetarium in Lahore for relocation due to Orange Metro Train project photographed on January 27.

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Re: Retired Boeing 720B on Display at PIA Planetarium in Lahore

Post by Pakistan-1 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:55 pm

Looks like they chopped their wings off with a welding torch
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Re: Retired Boeing 720B on Display at PIA Planetarium in Lahore

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:44 pm

^ Actually its wings were clipped/cut from outside main landing gear for towing fuselage from Lahore Airport to planetarium by road in 1986 - the year in which it was retired. AP-AXL on its last fight was flown from Karachi to Lahore in July 1986 making it the last Boeing 720B to fly in PIA livery.

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That's how PIA Boeing 720-047B registration AP-AXL looked when it arrived at PIA Planetarium in Lahore by road from Lahore Airport in the morning of November 12, 1986. Aircraft's horizontal and vertical stabilizers and wings were removed for this journey by road in which it was towed by a PIA aircraft tug.

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Later wings were rejoined with the aircraft and a pole was placed permanently under each wing for support.

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The cut in wing section was covered with riveted metal plates.

Seems, they removed support poles from wings and reopened same cut in wings to tow and relocate the aircraft due to Orange Metro Train project.

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Re: Retired Boeing 720B on Display at PIA Planetarium in Lahore

Post by Pakistan-1 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:23 pm

Wonder why PIA didn't properly remove the wings instead of cutting them back in the 80s
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Re: Retired Boeing 720B on Display at PIA Planetarium in Lahore

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:44 pm

February 1, 2017, newspaper photo of wings getting re-attached with AP-AXL after relocation of the retired Boeing 720B at PIA Planetarium in Lahore.

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Re: Retired Boeing 720B on Display at PIA Planetarium in Lahore

Post by Abbas Ali » Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:39 pm

AP-AXL after getting re-located photographed on February 6, 2017.

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Re: Retired Boeing 720B on Display at PIA Planetarium in Lahore

Post by Abbas Ali » Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:09 pm

Retired PIA Boeing 720-047B (registration AP-AXL) photographed on February 13, 2017, after its recent relocation at PIA Planetarium in Lahore.

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Wing trailing edge damaged during relocation process.

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Wing trailing edge damaged during relocation process.

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Re: Retired Boeing 720B on Display at PIA Planetarium in Lahore

Post by haroon_ek » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:24 pm

and that my folks is how we preserve our ancient monuments, just as we did with every other monuments in Pakistan...........

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Re: Retired Boeing 720B on Display at PIA Planetarium in Lahore

Post by Abbas Ali » Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:38 pm

Photographed on March 21, 2017.

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Re: Retired Boeing 720B on Display at PIA Planetarium in Lahore

Post by Abbas Ali » Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:07 pm

Retired PIA Boeing 720-047B registration AP-AXL at PIA Planetarium in Lahore photographed on December 9, 2017.

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Re: Retired Boeing 720B on Display at PIA Planetarium in Lahore

Post by Abbas Ali » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:09 pm

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Recent photo of retired PIA Boeing 720-047B registration AP-AXL preserved at PIA Planetarium in Lahore.

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