Speedbirdcrew From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 3129 times:
This is my 1st topic so bear with me if I'm dumb. I did try searching but didn't yield the goodies I was after.
Yesterday and the day before I came into LGW and noticed a DC10 sitting at a remote stand in the evening looking a bit lonely, I was wondering if anyone knows what it was doing there at that time (8pm/9pmish) as its not a common sight there especially where it was (somewhere north of the north terminal) Anyone know if its still there or when its leaving?
Speedbirdcrew From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2959 times:
When I land after the 3rd sector of a long day my directions aint too good.
I think its by a cargoshed, somewhere near the 60's I was on the wrong side of the aircraft to see the stand number everytime I went past! May be gone now as I didn't fly today so didn't go anywhere near the airport. Anyone know why it was there?
Sllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2906 times:
Has DTW-LGW gone back to 330 service? In that case, NW might be alternating DC-10's on the MSP-LGW service; that is, rotating the aircraft with each one having about 24 hours at LGW. That keeps them from having a tight turn at LGW.
Azjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 3757 posts, RR: 28
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2827 times:
Perhaps it is an operational spare kept in LGW. MSP and DTW-LGW are both DC10s. There are 22 in service and only 14 in rotation it is quite possible that this plane could be a spare to ensure operational intergrity. Or it could have had mx issues and is awaiting parts or repair.