Engineers and mechanics dismantled a LATAM Airlines Boeing 787-8 for maintenance, according to an airline’s representative.
Previously, we had incorrectly reported that the aircraft would be scrapped.
The LATAM Airlines wide-body jet, registered as CC-BBF, belongs to the carrier’s Chilean subsidiary. Pictures shared on X (formerly Twitter) showed the aircraft without its tail and multiple workers and equipment near the 787.
The decision to dismantle the 9 year old aircraft for major repairs followed an incident in early May 2023 when it was involved an incident at Bogota El Dorado Luis Carlos Galan Sarmiento International Airport (BOG), Colombia. The aircraft was being repositioned by a tug when the tow bar snapped, resulting in the tug becoming stuck underneath the left hand side of the fuselage of the aircraft.
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