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To whom it may concern: please claim your Boeing 747s
« on: December 08, 2015, 12:14:15 PM »

To whom it may concern: please claim your Boeing 747s
AFP News – 5 hours ago

Still puzzled by the mystery of missing flight MH370, Malaysian airport authorities now have the opposite problem: three Boeing 747 planes left unclaimed at the country's main airport.

The operators of Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) have placed a bizarre advertisement in a Malaysian newspaper seeking the owners of three 747-200F aircraft apparently abandoned there.

"If you fail to collect the aircraft within 14 days of the date of this notice, we reserve the right to sell or otherwise dispose of the aircraft" under Malaysian regulations, said the ad which ran in Monday's edition of The Star.

The notice was addressed to the "untraceable owner" of the planes.

Zainol Mohd Isa, general manager of Malaysia Airports (Sepang), which operates the facility, said the airport had been trying to contact the planes' last known owners.

He said they were "international" and not Malaysian, but declined to give further details.

"I don’t know why they are not responding. There could be many reasons. Sometimes it could be because they have no money to continue operations," Zainol said.

In addition to wanting the planes to be claimed, he said the airport is seeking payment from the owners for landing, parking and other charges.

If no payment is received by December 21, the planes will be auctioned or sold for scrap to recoup the outstanding charges.

The notice gave the planes' registration numbers as TF-ARM, TF-ARN, and TF-ARH. Zainol said two are passenger aircraft and one is a cargo plane.

It is not the first time this has happened at the airport, Zainol added.

In the past decade a few other planes, mostly smaller aircraft, were abandoned.

He said an aircraft that was abandoned in the 1990s was eventually bought and turned into a restaurant in a Kuala Lumpur suburb.

KLIA was the origin of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which disappeared after taking off on March 8, 2014 with 239 passengers and crew aboard in what remains one of aviation's greatest mysteries.

Malaysia earlier this year confirmed that a wing part found on the French island of La Reunion in the Indian Ocean was from the plane. But no further wreckage has been found despite an intensive Australian-led oceanic search.

Re: To whom it may concern: please claim your Boeing 747s
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2015, 03:32:59 PM »
Oh crap! mah planes! that's where I left them :o

They’re our planes! Owner of unclaimed Boeings at KLIA appears
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2015, 10:52:58 AM »
And it appears that nobody is sure now just who is the guilty party. And it reeks of even deeper stories. Heh heh.


They’re our planes! Owner of unclaimed Boeings at KLIA appears
The Malay Mail Online – 12 hours ago

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 11 — An aviation firm has come forth to claim three Boeing 747s that local airport authorities warned would be auctioned off, and accused Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd of refusing to accept its ownership of the planes.

Swift Air Cargo chief executive officer Captain Blue Peterson insisted that his firm was in contact with MAHB the entire time, but this did not stop the airport authority from publishing a notice describing the planes as unclaimed.

“MAHB knows this for we have been in many meetings with them about the aircraft,” he was quoted as saying by the Star Online news portal.

“MAHB for some unfathomable reason, refuses to acknowledge Swift as the owners of the aircraft, even though we have all of the supporting documents, including the Bill of Sale for the three aircraft.”

Peterson added that he also possessed statutory declarations from the previous owner to support the transfer of ownership, which he said was notarised in Hong Kong and endorsed by the Malaysian consulate there.

The report did not identify the previous owner of the aircraft.

He added that his firm first met with MAHB on June 17, with the last meeting between the two held on October 12 involving senior officials from the airport authority.

On December 7, MAHB published a notice calling for the owner of the three Boeings parked at KLIA to claim them within 14 days, after which the aircraft would be sold off and the proceeds used to settle outstanding fees.

The unusual news that the owner of three jumbo jets could not be found prompted extensive and humorous coverage by media outlets worldwide.

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Re: To whom it may concern: please claim your Boeing 747s
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2015, 09:49:48 PM »
Duh, it's probably the fault of some dim-witted fat execs at KL airport.