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Alaska Airlines Salmon-Thirty-Salmon Question...  
User currently offlineCATHAY747 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 326 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4496 times:
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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, 9102 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4476 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, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4455 times:
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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, 9102 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4439 times:

wow, that is bizzare indeed!


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User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7571 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4425 times:

I remember reading that it was a -200 .


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User currently offlineCATHAY747 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4420 times:
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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: 45
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4408 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, 9102 posts, RR: 29
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4392 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, 4437 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4343 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, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4308 times:
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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, 9102 posts, RR: 29
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4298 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 (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4165 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, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4153 times:
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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 (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 4092 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 (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3912 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 (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3904 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 (9 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3864 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 (9 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3801 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 (9 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3721 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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