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Alaska Airlines Salmon-Thirty-Salmon Question...  
User currently offlineCATHAY747 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 170 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4283 times:

Does anyone know if the recently unveiled AS 737-400 with the special salmon livery is the actual aircraft that had the mid-air collision with a salmon? I've already thrown out my issue of Airways magazine which had the article about that bizarre incident.


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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4263 times:

Quoting CATHAY747 (Thread starter):
is the actual aircraft that had the mid-air collision with a salmon?

Wtf?

filler.



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User currently offlineCATHAY747 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4242 times:

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 1):
Wtf?

   Yes, it really happened. During climb, the cockpit crew spotted an eagle very close by that clearly was clutching something. The plane apparently scared the eagle sh#tless, which dropped it's prey, which the airplane struck, and was confirmed to be a salmon on arrival, as there were bits of the fish stuck on the airplane. Yuk. Anyway, true story. Only known case in history of a mid-air collision between an airliner (or ANY airplane??) and a FISH!

[Edited 2005-10-24 01:29:49]


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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4226 times:

wow, that is bizzare indeed!


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User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7494 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4212 times:

I remember reading that it was a -200 .


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User currently offlineCATHAY747 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4207 times:

Quoting United_fan (Reply 4):
I remember reading that it was a -200 .

Was it? Blast....wish I could remember. Oh well....maybe somebody will have more specifics.



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User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 46
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4195 times:

A Salmon Thirty Salmon?

What did they take a 737 and paint it up as a fish or something?


User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4179 times:

Quoting Matt D (Reply 6):
A Salmon Thirty Salmon?

What did they take a 737 and paint it up as a fish or something?

yup:
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Quoting CATHAY747 (Reply 5):
Was it? Blast....wish I could remember. Oh well....maybe somebody will have more specifics.

yes, please someone!



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User currently offlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4058 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4130 times:

I saw that one at PDX yesterday morning. What a fascinating paint job.

User currently offlineCATHAY747 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4095 times:

Quoting HPRamper (Reply 8):
What a fascinating paint job

I believe I read here on A.net that they used a special paint so that the scales of the fish will "shimmer" in sunlight!



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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4085 times:

Quoting CATHAY747 (Reply 9):
I believe I read here on A.net that they used a special paint so that the scales of the fish will "shimmer" in sunlight!

Thats brilliant!

Well fish is brain food after all..



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User currently offlineLoisencroach From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 373 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3952 times:

I think it was a -200 because its next stop was Yakutat, where the aircraft was inspected after the strike. I may need to be corrected, but I believe that they only fly -200's into Yakutat for the "milk run".

User currently offlineCATHAY747 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3940 times:

Quoting Loisencroach (Reply 11):
think it was a -200 because its next stop was Yakutat, where the aircraft was inspected after the strike. I may need to be corrected, but I believe that they only fly -200's into Yakutat for the "milk run".

Your comment has jiggled my memory...I believe you are correct. Thanks! So I guess they used a -400 for this special livery as it would get more exposure.



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User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3879 times:

I still havn't been able to "catch"(pun intended) this one in person yet. I know it's a little unlikely, but I'd love to fly home from OAK on that beauty next month on my way home from Oakland.

User currently offlineJetboy319 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 270 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3699 times:

The A/C involved in the actual mid-air collision with a Salmon was a Boeing 737-200 Combi.

User currently offlineLoisencroach From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 373 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3691 times:

If anybody has a subscription to Airways, there is an article in the September 2005 issue about the fish strike. I finally saw the new Salmon 737 in ANC at C1....walked around the plane and got a really good look. I must say that it is one hell of a meticulous paint job.

User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3651 times:

Quoting Loisencroach (Reply 15):
If anybody has a subscription to Airways, there is an article in the September 2005 issue about the fish strike.

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That's where I saw it . . . couldn't remember . . . thanks for the memory jog. There was also a post or ten on A-Net a few months back about it, I played with the search feature for a while, then gave up.


User currently offlinePgtravel From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 446 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3588 times:

Quoting S12PPL (Reply 13):
I still havn't been able to "catch"(pun intended) this one in person yet. I know it's a little unlikely, but I'd love to fly home from OAK on that beauty next month on my way home from Oakland.

My girlfriend just flew it this past Saturday (10/22) from SNA to OAK, and she was less than thrilled. A mx delay before it left PDX for SNA combined with a light in SNA that the captain only described as "something I've never seen before" led to a 3 hour delay!


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3508 times:

My mom is gonna have a serious problem with that plane if she ever sees it in person...she has a bizarre phobia of fish, and that extends to images of fish as well...Ive warned her about its existence, but I hope she never sees it...could get ugly...fortunately most of her travel is up and down the east coast, and Alaska 734's don't come to the east coast, but she does head west a few times a year to airports where it might be seen...

Greg



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