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Paging Owner Of 3 Abandoned 747s: We're Towing Your Planes

12/09/2015 11:34 EST | Updated 12/09/2015 12:59 EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia _ Attention owners of three jumbo jets parked at Malaysia's main airport: please remove your aircraft immediately or the airport will.

Malaysia's airport operator Berhad took the unusual step of posting photos in two major newspapers of the three Boeing 747-200s that have been sitting idle for more than a year. The notice this week warns the owners that the airport has the right to sell or dispose of the planes unless they are collected within 14 days.

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Boeing 747-200F planes with registration numbers as TF-ARM (L) and TF-ARN (R) are seen parked on the tarmac at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang on December 8, 2015. Still puzzled by the mystery of missing flight MH370, Malaysian airport authorities now have the opposite problem: three Boeing 747 planes left unclaimed at the country's main airport.

Airport officials say such notice is normal to recover debts owed to Malaysia Airports after exhaustive but futile efforts to locate the owners, believed to be foreign entities that could have ceased operations.

According to The Star newspaper on Wednesday, Iceland-based Air Atlanta Icelandic says it operated the planes until 2010.