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Virgin A340 At IAD Early This Month.  
User currently offlineIflyorl From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 159 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3040 times:

I was at IAD on May 11th and there was a Virgin A340 sitting in one of the non-movement areas. I was wondering if anyone had any info on this plane like registration and an idea why it was there. It was there for at least 4 days because someone I know saw it there a few days later. Thanks for the help.

[Edited 2004-06-01 05:11:08]

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User currently offlinePHLapproach From Philippines, joined Mar 2004, 1290 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2984 times:

Just a guess, but maybe it was Virgin 21 Heavy (A346) having some quick maintenance done.

User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4053 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2907 times:

I believe that it was G-VMEG.

That a/c had been having a recurring landing gear indication problem that could not be resolved at IAD. Last I heard was that the a/c was going to be ferried to an airport in Canada, so Air Canada could perform a gear swing to try and rectify the problem.

Not heard what happend to it since then though.


"She Rolls, 45 knots, 90, 135, nose comes up to 20 degrees, she's airborne - She flies, Concorde Flies"
User currently offlineRichard28 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 1734 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2838 times:

G-VMEG ferried back to LHR on 15th May, and did the VS900 to Narita the next day.

User currently offlineCarbHeatIn From Ireland, joined Jun 2004, 212 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2830 times:

Maybe the captain was in the Pub? I believe the local pubs at IAD are quite popular with the VS crew  Laugh out loud

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