FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 12 hours ago) and read 2601 times:
Without any reference letters or numbers on the fuselage, it's almost impossible to tell which MD-80 this aircraft used to be. The two exceptions I've noticed is the red square above the first passenger window on the starboard side, which looks like a country's flag to me, and the three painted areas on that side as well. Perhaps it was a former AOM aircraft. I don't think anyone can tell which ship this is, with this particular photograph. Regards.
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JHSfan From Denmark, joined Apr 2004, 469 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 3 hours ago) and read 2218 times:
Having search the net for Maddogs from MNG I found 5 planes: TC-MNO, TC-MNP, TC-MNR, TC-MNS and TC-MNT.
MNO, MNR and MNT were flying on the same day or some days after, which excludes these planes. Airfleets.net mentions that MNS has been leased from Jetran.
According to AeroTransport Data Bank the info regarding MNP has been embargoed for non-subscribers. It's not the case with MNS.
Conclusion: Likely to be TC-MNP we see on the picture. But we still need an actual confirmation of this.
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It was put in service for the first time in June. Airliners.net states that it was reregistered at IST at May 31, 2004 and seen at June 3, 2004 presumably in service. The pictures I provided the link to are all taken at June 5 and 6.
According to the pic provided by JHSfan (Thanks!) it was still flying in early August. For some unknown reason it was wfu after that date. The reason might be an incident (damaged beyond economical repair) or might be related to its non-compliance with RVSM rules. When were these rules implemented?
Quoting JHSfan (Reply 11): AMSSFO another and later-in-2004 picture shows TC-MNP with "bruizes" on the tail.