I called Mr. Chowdry yesterday and told him, I am working
with a berlin based Bank for Air Berlin and like to know some
details about the 767 he listed on his website for investment interests etc...
It was about 4:00 pm Washington time on Friday, 11/16/07
and he was in his car on the way home.
I prepared myself a bit for this call, so I had arguments handy
and he wasn't suspicious at all. But one of the first things he stated
(in a very strong eastern european accent) was "First of all -
there was a mistake with the serial number: Its not 223323 but
22332... err ...0 ! I said this is of minor interest, I am more interested in the
maintanance and logbook history ond the former owners. and of course
your idea of the price and your ideas of possible leasing contracts.
We chat for a while and he told me, that this plane had its last flight from
Dallas to LAX where the left engine caught fire. The insurance payed
for the incident and instead of just replacing the old blades, he installed
two new engines and the entire left wing, provided both by Boeing.
I asked: "Were they new or used?" he said, of course, they were redone used ones,
but this doesn't make any difference.
We talked about 15 minutes and he confirmed, that this was an American Airlines
Jet and that all maintanance service history is available and so on.
He promised me to send me the info he got about the plane via email,
and fotunately, I got a emailadress withj the word "Bank" in it,
so he possibly will send me the stuff.
But after looking up 223320, it seems he was talking indeed about
Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX)
USA - California, June 2, 2006
N330AA / 330 (cn 22330/166) 12:30:22. The day is hazy and hot. I was taking photos to the Air New Zealand's 747-400 ZK-SUJ, when in the background I saw a big explosion in the engine number 1. It was the American's 767 N330AA. At the time of the explosion, the aircraft engines were running while the plane was parked near to the AA hangar.http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1059747/M/
anyway, It was worth a try.