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Depleted uranium from scrapped Air India 747-237

 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:25 pm    Post subject: Depleted uranium from scrapped Air India 747-237 Reply with quote

According to recent news articles :

claimed he was into ship-breaking and got the radioactive material from a scrapped Air India aircraft he had purchased through his contacts in the industry.
" He claimed 10-12 years ago, he had purchased a scrapped Air India plane. While taking it apart, he claimed he found the uranium in its wings”


http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/mumbai/arrest-of-two-with-over-8-kg-uranium-accused-into-ship-breaking-contacts-helped-buy-plane-says-thane-police-4442398/


Was seized uranium sourced from an old Boeing?

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mumbai/Was-seized-uranium-sourced-from-an-old-Boeing/articleshow/56126893.cms


the probe has revealed that he had allegedly sourced it from a scrapped Boeing aircraft in 2006
We are investigating the case and looking for the airplane from which he purchased the Uranium


http://www.asianage.com/metros/mumbai/241216/seized-uranium-worth-rs-24-crore-came-from-scrapped-aircraft.html




Boeing + Air India + scrapped + 2006.

I am guessing this has to be an Air India 747-237.

On 21 September 2006, I saw VT-EGA “Samudragupta” and VT-EGC “Harsha Vardhan” in BOM. These were the last two Air India Boeings to be scrapped in 2006, hence perhaps this person bought (at least one of) them, and is perhaps the claimed source of the said depleted uranium.




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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uranium from a 747?

Did Boeing ever use depleted Uranium on any of its airplanes?

I think the guy got the Uranium from somewhere else and is just making up a tale
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The_Goat wrote:
Uranium from a 747?

Did Boeing ever use depleted Uranium on any of its airplanes?

I think the guy got the Uranium from somewhere else and is just making up a tale


Depleted Uranium is used in Counter-weights for control surfaces in 747s

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/593649.stm
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So now the airplane in question is an Air India Airbus !



It was used as a counterweight in an old Air India plane which was sold off and dismantled for scrap in 2006. The man whose company broke up the plane, an Airbus, tried to illegally sell the substance ............

The Airbus in question was bought by Air India from France in 1970. In 2006, government officials decided to sell the aircraft after a series of meetings with Metal Scrap Trading Corporation, which comes under the steel ministry.


An online auction was held and a businesswoman from Haryana, Renu Punshi, bought it for Rs 57 lakh. She apparently wanted to start a theme restaurant inside the aircraft, but later learned that rules do not permit her to keep the outof- service plane intact and run a business aboard. She tried to sell the plane back to Air India, but to no avail.


http://mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/mumbai/civic/six-month-mystery-over-radioactive-metal-solved/articleshow/59344043.cms
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

747-237 wrote:
So now the airplane in question is an Air India Airbus !





The Airbus in question was bought by Air India from France in 1970.




http://mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/mumbai/civic/six-month-mystery-over-radioactive-metal-solved/articleshow/59344043.cms


Was Airbus even selling planes in 1970?

Mumbai Mirror making stories again!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The_Goat wrote:
Was Airbus even selling planes in 1970?

Mumbai Mirror making stories again!


The first Airbus to come to India was the A300 prototype F-OCAZ, which was presented to Air India and Indian Airlines at Santa Cruz in October 1973. Smile
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