3, Octuber, 2008
Scrapping an aircraft is an intense process. After all the valuable parts of an aircraft like the engines are removed, the fuselage is transported to the scrapper’s area. From this point on, the existence of the airplane is entirely decided by the scrappers.
Scrapping an aircraft is a risky process and needs atmost care. To avoid igniting any liquid flammables, welding torches are rarely used to scrap an airplane. Keeping a safe distance from the plane is always good. That’s why scrappers use heavy equipments to scrap an airplane. An excavator is a typical piece of equipment used to cut airplanes. Usually, excavators are found in construction areas. This excavator shown in the video resembles a T-rex. It is used to tear the airplane and transfer the scrap to the truck.
Jim is an excavator operator who specializes in scrapping airplanes. He loves to cut aircrafts with his hydraulic excavator equipped with a 27 inch shear.