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AN 124 In SEA  
User currently offlineCanoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2839 posts, RR: 12
Posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2463 times:

Just saw it on my way into work, parked at aircargo. Any idea what she's picking up? First time I've seen it here.


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User currently offline707437 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 152 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2420 times:

The -124 is at KBFI all the time for carrying 777 engines as I remember. Which are inspected and put in sub assemblies and then trucked to KPAE for installation at the 777 plant. The engine trailers barely fit underneath the freeway bridges on I-5.

Did you mean to say it was at KSEA?


User currently offlineCanoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2839 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2374 times:

Yes, it is in KSEA. I'm sure she's a more frequent visitor to other airports, but a rarity here.


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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9633 posts, RR: 68
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2341 times:
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they only ship 777 engines via -124 when they ship them 'complete,' to save time, which isn't the case currently, and if it was they would land at either PAE or BFI.

User currently offlineLparky From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 167 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2313 times:

The an-124 in question did BFI-X28 (space shuttle launch runway) -SEA, so it was a NASA related flight. Saw it twice on flight explorer, man do I need a life!

User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 2267 times:

In SEA?!? Strange, they dont fly into SEA anymore. Not since the Aeroflot incident back in 1998 or 1999. Must be flying into BFI.


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User currently offlineCanoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2839 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2243 times:

Nope, I saw it while driving into the SEA airport. As of 6pm it was parked at aircargo. Just so everyone knows it's:


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I saw the tail above the cargo buildings, seems like it's very much taller than a 747? Very distinct.



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2226 times:

I dont know.....Ive never seen those fly into SEA, but Ive seen them fly into and out of BFI. Are you sure you saw this type in SEA? If it really was in SEA then I dont know what it would be doing there. If it was picking up engines or whatnot then that would normally be done at BFI or PAE.


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User currently offlineCanoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2839 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2218 times:

Absolutely positive, it's an AN124 and it is/or was at SEA. It was nice to see something different flying around here.


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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2208 times:

Where exactly was it parked?


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User currently offlineCanoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2839 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2181 times:

It is still parked on the north end of Sea-Tac airport. Right across from the FedEx facility, where Cargolux and China Eastern park their aircraft. If you're around in the AM I bet you can catch it taking off.


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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2100 times:

Probably the reason for the A/C parked there is because BFI doesn't have the accomodations for this A/C at the time. I could be wrong though. But still there wouldnt be any reason for this A/C to be in SEA.


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User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9633 posts, RR: 68
Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2095 times:
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why do you keep saying there is no reason for a -124 to be in SEA? You aren't making any sense. During the dockworkers strike 18 months ago AN-124's were flying into SEA (and BFI) several times a week.

User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 13, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2089 times:

Its hard to explain. Those A/C never really fly into SEA much anymore. If one were to fly to Seattle, they would most likely be going to BFI or PAE. Remember those are cargo planes and the chances are that this A/C could be delivering aircraft parts or engines to Boeing. SEA isnt the place to deliver stuff to Boeing.


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User currently offlineAntonovman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 720 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2049 times:

AirframeAS
you seem to insist that an124 can not /will not /did not fly to SEA
i have done many flights in and out of SEA on the AN!24, it could be any kind of charter flight and nothing to do with boeing
and the BFI business of carrying B777 engines dried up years ago


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