Remains of BA CityFlyer Avro RJ100 used in art show


There are already several contenders for the title of most unusual post-operational use of a BAe 146/Avro RJ, including the former Flybe BAe 146 used as a diving site and the former Turkish Airlines Avro RJ70 used as a restaurant. The newest contender may be hard to beat, however. The hulk of former BA CityFlyer Avro RJ100 G-BXAR (msn E3298) has been used as part of an art exhibit. G-BXAR was broken up after being declared an insurance write-off following a landing accident at London City on February 13, 2009. Parts of the hulk were incorporated into “Camp 2010”, a work by Swiss artist Christoph Büchel presented at the Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art at the tramway gallery in Glasgow from April 16 to May 3. The parts are displayed on a skeletal frame, similar to those used to reconstruct airliners following a crash. The exhibit has proved controversial, as it reminded many in Scotland of the Pan Am 747 crash at Lockerbie.

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