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Wreckage from TWA Flight 800 to be destroyed 25 years after crashFor nearly 20 years, a haunting relic of one of the worst aviation disasters in U.S. history has been tucked away in a cavernous warehouse in Northern Virginia. The jetliner was decommissioned this month and will be destroyed by the end of the year. The crash left 230 people dead. (www.washingtonpost.com) More...
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The article said it was used for training purposes. My guess is that "decommissioned" meant that it was taken out of service in the context of this role.
Guessing the wreckage was used to train bomb investigation training personnel
guess you guessed wrong
Oh, so now in the current US you want the media to use proper English? Hell, that is the least of our concerns with the current media ;-)
So, the re-assembled wreck of the 747 (painstakingly reassembled from bits scavenged from the floor of the Atlantic off Long Island) has served its purpose for investigation and can be disposed of. Seems reasonable. The French are still holding bits of the 2000 F-WTSC Concorde airframe in a hangar in France - 21 years on. At some point, investigations close - and, sadly, new investigations open which will need storage space.
I dont understand this statement. Decommissioning is taking something out service, which previously had been operational.