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Mystery 747s at Airport Run Up Year of Unpaid Overtime Parking

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These Boeing 747s have been parked on the tarmac at Kuala Lumpur International Airport for more than a year. (MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 09 Dec 2015 10:44 AM

The mystery of three 747s parked and apparently abandoned at an airport in Malaysia could be solved after officials there placed ads telling the owners to either claim the aircraft or see them put up for sale.

The double-decker jumbo jets have been sitting idle at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport for more than a year, according to The Guardian.

Malaysia Airports Holdings, the airport's operator, published the aid in the English-language newspaper The Star giving the owners of the Boeing 747-200F planes two weeks to make contact before the planes are sold to pay housing expenses.

"If you fail to collect the aircraft within 14 days of the date of this notice, we reserve the right to sell or otherwise dispose of the aircraft," read the notice in The Star.

Bloomberg Business said at least one of the jets was operated by the cargo unit of Malaysia Airlines and was leased from Air Atlanta Icelandic. Some aircraft from Air Atlanta Icelandic were leased to MASkargo, but the company said its contract expired in April 2010.

"We have no further involvement with those aircraft since then," MASkargo told Bloomberg Business.

The Guardian said Malaysia Airports Holding suggested the owner of the planes might no longer be in business.

"The giving of such notice by way of advertisement is a common and reasonable step in the process of debt recovery especially in cases where the company concerned has ceased operations and is a foreign entity whereby exhaustive steps undertaken to find a contact person have not been successful," said the Malaysia Airports Holding website.

Zainol Mohd, the airport's general manager, said the airport has been "in communication with the so-called owner" but has not resolved the issue, according to Bloomberg.

"That's why we go through this process to legalize whatever actions we want to take," Mohd said on Tuesday. "We want to clear the area. We want to utilize our parking bay."

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