Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Anyone own a 727?

Vietnamese Authorities still haven’t been able to find out who is the owner of a Boeing 727 that has been left at the Hanoi-based Noi Bai International Airport for several months.

This plane, which bears a strange name – Air Dream –, has been lying at Noi Bai Airport for over six months. The aircraft just flew several times, transporting passengers from Siem Reap (Cambodia) to Hanoi and vice versa, and since then it has been left idle at Noi Bai Airport. Neither the crew nor owner can be found.

Though the aircraft has a Cambodian flag on its fuselage, nobody has any information about an airline named Air Dream in Cambodia. There is also no information about Air Dream on the website of the International Aviation Transport Association (IATA) and International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

According to officials of Noi Bai Airport, this aircraft had a breakdown in late 2007. Representatives of some airlines say that perhaps the owner abandoned this aircraft to not have to pay parking fees, which are quite high. They say this is the most mysterious case that they have seen.

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