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Black Mark Over The A On AA 752?  
User currently offlinePHLapproach From Philippines, joined Mar 2004, 1240 posts, RR: 20
Posted (9 years 12 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1872 times:

I have noticed on numerous shots I have taken at FLL and MIA over the past few weeks that AA's 752's seam to have a black (rubber) mark near the first A in American. I have probably seen close to 15-20 a/c with that mark in the same area. Anyone have a clue as to what it is. Thanks, Ed

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User currently offlineSESGDL From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3466 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (9 years 12 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1845 times:

It's a mark left from the jetway being on the aircraft. USAir aircraft used to have them as well.

Jeremy


User currently offlinePHLapproach From Philippines, joined Mar 2004, 1240 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (9 years 12 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1813 times:

Yet why is it only 752's, maybe the height?

User currently offlineFinnair MD-11 From Finland, joined Dec 1999, 158 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 12 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1818 times:

Hi Ed,

I think that you are referring to dirt coming from the air bridges. Look at the photo below. This AA 757 has dirt over the first A letter and also behind the cockpit windows. The dirt comes from the bridge.
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Here you can see the effect on a white 757:
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Hope this helps!

Finnair MD-11



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User currently offlineFinnair MD-11 From Finland, joined Dec 1999, 158 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 12 months 4 days ago) and read 1762 times:

You can see it also on other planes.

767:

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777:

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MD-80:

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User currently offlinePHLapproach From Philippines, joined Mar 2004, 1240 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (9 years 12 months 4 days ago) and read 1748 times:

Alright mystery solved. Thanks for gathering the shots, Finnair MD-11

User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (9 years 12 months 4 days ago) and read 1708 times:

Yes, the jetway caused that, and it happens quite a bit and does not look very good.  Insane

-Will



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User currently offlineNjdevilsin03 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 727 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 12 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1555 times:

Very visable on the DL 764's


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