KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 7 — Here’s an advertisement you don’t see every day in your local daily: Wanted! The owner of three Boeing 747-200F who left them behind in the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) at Sepang.
Malaysia Airports (Sepang) Sdn Bhd, the country’s main airport operator that also manages the KLIA, put out this bizarre notice in the classifieds section the The Star newspaper today, after failing to trace the owner of the three commercial planes despite having their registration numbers.
The owner is being sought under the Civil Aviation Act 1969 and has 14 days from date of publication to claim his planes parked at Malaysia’s foremost airport.
“If you fail to collect the aircraft within 14 days of the date of this notice, we reserve the right to sell or to set off any expenses and debt due to us under the said Regulations,” the notice warned.
The owner was further cautioned that he would have to pay Malaysia Airports (Sepang) certain charges, presumably for stashing his aircraft there, though the notice did not say how much or how long the planes have been at KLIA.
According to a schedule accompanying the notice, the three Boeing 747-200F planes are: an off-white with the registration number TF-ARM parked in KLIA Bay B61; TF-ARN (white) in KLIA Bay B61; and another TF-ARH (also white) in KLIA Bay M3.
The owner is advised to contact the airport operator’s staff, Zainol Mohd Isa at this number: 03-8776 6100.
It is unknown if this is the first time such an incident has occurred, or if similar notices have been taken out by the airport operators previously.