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Orphaned Malaysian airplanes seek home

Malaysia seeking owners of three abandoned planes
Malaysia seeking owners of three abandoned planes

Don't remember where you parked your Boeing 747? You may have left it in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The airport in Malaysia's capital city is seeking the owners of three abandoned planes, according to local news source Channel NewsAsia. Airport staff put out advertisements in local newspapers such as the The Star and Sin Chew Daily, warning that the "untraceable" owners owed fees for landing, parking and other charges, Channel NewsAsia reported.

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If the owner is not found, the aircraft may be sold to recover the charges owed to Malaysia airports, according to a statement by the company.

"The giving of such notice by way of advertisement is a common and reasonable step in the process of debt recovery," the statement said.

The airport did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment. But a representative told Channel NewsAsia that the planes' owners face a Dec. 21 deadline to claim the planes.

For more on the planes, see the full story on Channel NewsAsia.