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Mystery 4 Engine Turbo-prop At EDI  
User currently offlineNeilking From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 101 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 8654 times:

When flying out of Edinburgh (Scotland, UK) a couple of weeks ago, I glimpsed a 4 engined turbo-prop lining up to take off in the distance. Unfortunately, an easyJet 737 was backing out and its tail obscured this aircraft as it was rolling towards us so I couldn't see what it was. Anyone know? An Electra perhaps?

Thanks, Neil

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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19230 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 8628 times:

Might well be an Electra (carrying mail, probably). Or if it was huge - and I mean HUGE - then possibly the AN-124 (hmm. Actually, I dought whether this could take-off from EDI). Or perhaps the Herc?


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User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 8611 times:

Quoting Neilking (Thread starter):
a 4 engined turbo-prop



Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 1):
then possibly the AN-124

Hmm...must try harder  Wink


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19230 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 8603 times:

Quoting Backfire (Reply 2):
Hmm...must try harder

I was just seeing if you were awake. Clearly, and regrettably, you are.  Silly



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 8605 times:

Hey, what time was it. Last Thursday @ 06:30 i saw a L- Electra take off when i was waiting to board my easyJet flight to BFS.

Have you any idea what colour the aircraft was?

Thanks
Mike


User currently offlineNeilking From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 8554 times:

Mike - it would have been about 06.30am on Tuesday 16 August. Didn't see the colour.

It wasn't a Hercules or an AN-124 - not that big. It was more like the size of a Vanguard but I don't think there are of them left flying so it must be an Electra, I think, although I didn't know there were any of them left either!

PS - my "claim to fame" is I flew on BEA Vanguard G-APEC about a week before it crashed in Belgium due to it's pressure dome failing.

Rgds, Neil


User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 8516 times:

It would have been an Atlantic Airlines L-188 Electra.

Thanks
Mike


User currently offlineMeridian From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 8510 times:

Air Atlantique of Coventry still operate several Electra's across Europe on cargo/mail. We used to get one into East Midlands on weeknights until they switched to a Titan 146. You don't get those interesting smoke-trails from the 146!  crying 


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User currently offlineEI321 From Iraq, joined Jul 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 8384 times:

Quoting Dogfighter2111 (Reply 6):
It would have been an Atlantic Airlines L-188 Electra.

Yeah ive seen that in DUB before, quite nice a surprise!


User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2384 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 8237 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 1):
hmm. Actually, I dought whether this could take-off from EDI

Easily, it's visited a few times in the past.  Wink


User currently offlineAccess-Air From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1939 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 7637 times:

Coould it have been the Antonov AN-22 that seems to be making its rounds thru Europe??? That plane is huge...The author of this thread didnt say whether it had wings on top of the fuselage or the bottum....If it had wings on the top then it could well have been an AN-22....
What do you guys think???

Access-Air



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User currently offlineNeilking From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 7168 times:

Access - the wings were at the bottom of the fuselage. I think we've got the answer now - it must have been an Air Atlantique L188 Electra. Thanks for all the feedback - Neil

User currently offlineRossbaku From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 673 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 7011 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 1):
then possibly the AN-124

Aren't AN-124 jet engines?

RossBaku  Silly


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24936 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 6693 times:

Quoting Access-Air (Reply 10):
Coould it have been the Antonov AN-22 that seems to be making its rounds thru Europe???

Only airport in Scotland that the An22 has visited is Prestwick.
99% sure it was an Air Atlantique L-188 Electra



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User currently offlineBBJII From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 850 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 6617 times:

Maybe, as a longshot, a Dash 7 on a fery flight to Canada?

Saw one there year..EDI-INV and then onwards through Faroe Island and Greenland.



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User currently offlineScottishLaddie From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 2384 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5586 times:

Quoting Neilking (Reply 11):
Access - the wings were at the bottom of the fuselage



Quoting BBJII (Reply 14):
Maybe, as a longshot, a Dash 7 on a fery flight to Canada?

 Wink

I think it's safe to say it was an Electra, they are common at EDI.


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