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AOM DC-10 At LAX  
User currently offlineBen88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 2
Posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2175 times:

Today (7/4/00) at 4:30 p.m. (at LAX) I saw an AOM DC-10 take off from runway 24L. This seemed odd to me because AOM only operates night flights from LAX. LAX-ORY departing at 9:40, and LAX-PPT departing around midnight. Does anyone know why this DC-10 took off at 4:30 and where it was heading? I can never snap a shot of an AOM bird because they always take off at night. I finally had the opportunity and my camera battery died 10 minutes before I spotted the DC-10. What a shame!

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User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2127 times:

It could have been there for maintenance as United and FedEx have large facilities there. It could also be doing a charter for another company or a private charter. I know they do a lot of charter work and even do some cuban flight but I doubt this flight went there!
Iain


User currently offlineBen88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2121 times:

Does anyone else have any ideas on what this plane was doing there at this time? Thanks,

User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2115 times:

I don't think that this DC 10 was there for maintenance because Swissair (AOM is partly owened by the SAirGoup) has a large DC 10 / MD 11 maintenance base at Zurich. Perhaps it was a charter flight.

User currently offlineBen88 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1093 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2114 times:

My first thought was that it might be a replacement for the A340 (F-GLZF) that is being repaired in ZRH. Perhaps this plane was flying the LAX-ORY flight one day late because of an equiptment change.

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