July 5, 2014 – The Clark Fork River in Western Montana is making a name for itself after it had a new addition plunge into its waters and shorelines. A train recently derailed 19 cars and 3 of them carrying Boeing 737 Fuselages plummeted into the river below. No one was injured on the scene.
Of the 19 train cars that derailed 6 of them were carrying fuselages but the other 3 remained on land. Never having to deal with this task before, it will be interesting to see how the situation is handled. The train was carrying fuselages and other train parts to Washington State when it toppled a few train cars around like ragdolls. Their final destination in Washington was where they were going to be built into airliners.
The train company may be looking at some good pieces of scrap metal if the fuselages are too damaged to be saved. We will stay updated on the story and what plays out.
Some scrap metals that can be found inside of the fuselages would be aluminum, steel, copper wire, stainless steel, and more. Fuselages can weigh around 100,000-150,000 pounds when taking off, so it seems like the workers there will be cut out for the job with thousands of pounds to be saved or scrapped.
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