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United 747 In Tripoli!  
User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2682 times:

OK, it was an ex-United 747, but it caused me to do a double take when I saw it. The logo and name had been removed, but the paint scheme was unchanged, except for the 3D-xxx registration, making it registered, if not necessarily operated in Swaziland. Anyone know the history or operator?

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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2645 times:

Well, United and ex-United is a big difference for me ...

Well, I guess 747 can't land in Swaziland so I think it has a funny registration because of that. But is there a possibility that it came from Ariana for Hadj or something like this?



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User currently offlinePanAmerican From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 384 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2466 times:

Well, this one has an Afghan registration:

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and belongs to Ariana Afghan Airlines.

There are, however, other 747s with a 3D-registration:

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They're not ex United though.

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User currently offlineGARUDAROD From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1516 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2254 times:


The aircraft that was registered in Afghaistan has indeed been reregistered
under the 3D- Swaziland prefix. There is a great topic on this very aircraft on the pprune site regarding the legality of the aircraft and its crews.
Apparently the aircraft is non-airworthy and the crews are not legal.



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User currently offlineAvt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2084 times:

Is Swaziland the Liberia of the airways? Do they allow registration and operation if the fee is right? It wouldn't surprise me at all................

User currently offlineF9Widebody From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1604 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2053 times:

Perhaps it has something to do with the issue B747skipper mentions in this :

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1247401/4/

Infact, it makes alot of sense now, because he mentions that these phony airlines have planes registered in Swaziland.

Regards,
F9W

[Edited 2003-11-13 22:37:23]


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