LOT to auction crashed 767-300ER

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LOT Polish Airlines is in the market to sell the Boeing 767-300ER that made an emergency gear-up landing on 1 November 2011 at Warsaw Chopin airport.

At the time, the 767-300ER was under an operating lease agreement with Aircastle, and was insured by Lufthansa Group.

Following an investigation by the State Commission of the Investigation of Aircraft Accidents, the parties concluded that the aircraft will not be repaired.

The 1997-built aircraft, MSN 28656, was subsequently acquired by LOT from Aircastle.

"This solution is best for LOT and allows the opportunity of covering some of the costs associated with retiring the aircraft from service," says Tomasz Balcerzak, LOT's member of the board for operational and technical issues.

The Polish carrier has started the auction and is offering the fuselage and the engines separately. Bids have to be submitted by the end of July.