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Ever Flown In A With Interesting History?  
User currently offlineThai747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 1999, 814 posts, RR: 14
Posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1866 times:

Hi all ,
a few weeks ago , I was on a 747-400 back from Phuket. Couldn't quite remember the regi, but I do remember the name was " Dararasamee". I didn't feel like I was flying any unique 744. But yesterday, I was reading a TG 40th anniversary magazine, and i found out that a few years go ( 4 - 5 years ) this plane was flying from Tokyo to Bangkok when baby girl was born inflight and survived, the baby was named after the plane, Dararasamee. When i was onboard the plane, I didnt know something this unique happened in this plane, to me the plane was just a regular TG 747-400...

Anything similar?

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User currently offlineThai747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 1999, 814 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1778 times:

  SILLY ME , left out the word Plane in the topic .. the topic should have been Ever Flown In A plane With Interesting History?

User currently offlineGUNDU From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1765 times:

9V-SMA.Second 744 built after Northwest.


Gundu


User currently offlineKuba74 From Poland, joined Mar 2000, 432 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1750 times:

I have flown LOT B737-400 reg. SP-LLF, that was used by Pope John Paul II flying back to Rome after his visit in Poland in 1997.
Regards.


User currently offlineBalloonatic From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1732 times:

Dararassamee, roughly translated, means godly sunshine or sunray goddess. A Thai girl's name to start with.

User currently offlineUK FLY From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1719 times:

No, but I have flown on an Aircraft with a interesting but short lived Future.
in october 97 i flew 757 G-BYAG from Humberside to Majorca
and in 95 I flew the same aircraft from Luton to Malaga.
then in 99 is crashed at Gerona.

UK FLY


User currently offlineCody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1931 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1719 times:

I have flown on a ValuJet DC-9 (I can't remember the tail number although I believe it was N933VV) that had an engine fire and at the time was being flown by Capt. Kuveck (spelling?) the lady who later commanded flight 592 on that dismal day. I have also flown on an Eastern L1011 (N308EA) that had reports of ghost sightings in its log books.

User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1960 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1711 times:

I flew on KLM 747-206B, PH-BUA, Amazon, which was the first series -200 in operation and the first for KLM. This aircraft survived a hijacking ordeal in Malta.

I flew on British Airways 747-136, G-AWNA, Colliford Park. Originally named Sir Richard Grenville, she was the first 747 for BOAC. Sadly, this venerable aircraft was scrapped in 1999.

I flew on Rich International DC-8-62, N1805E. In happier times, this bird proudly flew with Braniff International and was world famous for its custom livery designed by Alexander Calder.



The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
User currently offlineWishihadalife From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1706 times:

I've been on two aircraft during the week before they had to be written off due to accidents.

First was AI's 742 VT-EBO that was written off in DEL on 7 May 90. I had flown her into LHR earlier that day.

Next was FF's 741 N605FF that was written off at JFK on 20 Dec 95. I flew her JFK-AMS on 18 Dec 95.


User currently offlineAC183 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 1532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1689 times:

I flew YYC-YYZ on Air Canada's Boeing 767-233 registry C-GAUN (fin #604) - The Gimli Glider.

User currently offlineTg 747-300 From Norway, joined Nov 1999, 1318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1686 times:

Was it written any place in the cabin that the a/c was the "Gimli Glider" or did you just knew it from the reg?

I it was written, did it was a list over the name of the crew members etc. Ant the aircrafts history?

Did you knew that the captain on the flight was cpt. Pearson? May you have flown other flights with him  

Tg 747-300



intentionally left blank
User currently offlineAC183 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 1532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1668 times:

Tg747-300;

I don't remember that the aircraft was identified as the Gimli Glider anywhere on it, it was only the registration and fin number that identified it as such. I flew on it in 1997 before connecting to an A340 to ZRH.

I don't remember who the Captain was on that flight, I didn't pay particular attention. I didn't realize it was the Gimli Glider until getting off the aircraft (I was very excited to be going to Europe at the time), so I wasn't really paying attention before boarding at YYC. I do believe that at some point I have flown on an aircraft with Captain Pearson, but I don't remember exactly when.

Personally I love it when aircraft get names. I would like to see AC paint "the Gimli Glider" on the nose of #604, but I think the reason why it hasn't been done is because certain passengers probably wouldn't want to know. Still, whenever I see an AC 762 I always check the #'s to see if it is 604.


User currently offlineOozabooza From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1657 times:

What is the story of "Gimly Glider?"

User currently offlineTeahan From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 5293 posts, RR: 61
Reply 13, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1657 times:

I flew on the the MD11 that crashed of Nova Scotia (SR111). The irony is that it was one of my best flights on SR (to LAX)!

Jeremiah Teahan







Goodbye SR-LX MD-11 / 6th of March 1991 to the 31st of October 2004
User currently offlineAC183 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 1532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1654 times:

The Gimli Glider was the 767 that ran out of fuel over Red Lake, Ontario in 1983 and the pilot successfully glided to a landing in Gimli, Manitoba. Captain Pearson (the pilot on that flight) was an experienced glider pilot, and nobody was hurt in the incident, although the nose gear collapsed on landing. That was a good thing, however, because the strip he landed on was a former air force training base that had been decommissioned and was being used as a racing strip, and if the gear hadn't collapsed the aircraft probably wouldn't have stopped in time to miss people on the track (err, runway). The aircraft suffered some damage and had to be flown to the Air Canada base at Winnipeg for it to be repaired. The reason for the accident was a faulty fuel control computer, and with it's failure the crew miscalculated fuel, as the aircraft was configured using the metric system.

User currently offlineThai747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 1999, 814 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1632 times:

As an add-on...

When I board a Thai Airways' plane, i usually ignore the Regi of the aircraft but instead memorize the airplane name, and the tragic TG A310-200 than ended up in the mud in Surat Thani last year, I was onboard the aircraft on the same short flight of BKK - Surat Thani 5 years ago, the name of the aircraft was " Pitsanuloke " , a province in Thailand

PS. , all aircraft of TG are named by H.M the King

Thai747


User currently offlineShankly From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 1540 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1623 times:

On 9th May I flew on SIA's 9V-SMU, the 1000th 747 built.


L1011 - P F M
User currently offlineAvion From Bouvet Island, joined May 1999, 2205 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1608 times:

Teahan:
I flew on HB-IWF two months before it crashed. It was also one of my best flights.

Avion


User currently offlineTAA_Airbus From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 726 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1599 times:

Ive flown on VH-OJH, however this was before it "made history" so to speak.

Ive also recently flown on a QF737 of which was at Sydney when they had the huge hail storm. It still has thousands of dents in it. I was surprised it was still deemed airworthy. Some of the dents were massive.

The entire fuselage and wind had these black circles around the dents. I asked the captain when I was up in the flight deck. He got out the service log and confirmed my theory.


User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4302 posts, RR: 36
Reply 19, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1598 times:

the more interesting ones are:
- PH-DDA, the beautiful DC-3 Dakota of the Dutch Dakota Association. I flew it in 1994, and it crashed in sea 2 years later
- OD-AGB, a 1960 vintage Boeing 720B on one of its last scheduled passenger flights with MEA in 1995. On that moment, it was the oldest passenger jet in service.
- G-APEY, a Viscount, on one of its last flights of the farewell tour (and one of the last Viscount pax-services) on 23 Nov. 1997
- N720TW, a TWA 757 on it's second day of service,



nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4083 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1586 times:

Two months before the plane crashed, I was on the ill-fated United DC-10 that went down in Iowa in 1989. The plane was N1819U, and I flew it as United 106 from LAX to ORD. The fact that the problem that caused the crash was there even when I flew the plane caused me some concern.

User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5566 posts, RR: 36
Reply 21, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1583 times:

To Teahan and Avion:
I have flown the HB-IWF in 1997 from ZRH to ATL.
Regards Philipp


User currently offlineThai747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 1999, 814 posts, RR: 14
Reply 22, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1568 times:

Was VH-OJH the one that ended up in one of BKK's golf course? classic  

Thai747


User currently offlineN949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1565 times:

Well, I flew on Cathay's 777-300 B-HNG to SIN last Monday. I believe it is the last plane delivered to CX at Kai Tak, just a couple of weeks before the place closed. This also makes it one of the only two 777-300's (together with B-HNH) in the world to have ever done the IGS approach into Kai Tak.

User currently offlineTAA_Airbus From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 726 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1560 times:

Yeah it was  
I flew it from Perth-Sydney.

I may of flown the QF743 that had it landing gear collapse aswell. Ive got a 1 in 2 chance that I had. Ive eliminated 4 of there aircraft when they have only six leaving 2. If you can make sense of that, well good for you  


User currently offlineOozabooza From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 25, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1557 times:

I once flew on the same aircraft as Alan Alda, big freakin' deal, huh?

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