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User currently offlineVirginLover From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 958 posts, RR: 14
Posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2152 times:

Hi,

I've been a little confused on the type of aircraft I took last year on Northwest... the only thing I remember was the engines were on TOP of the wing... I could see them (right next to my window) and definitely HEAR them (I went almost deaf for a day) What type of aircraft is this? (So I don't get seated by the engine again!) Thanks!!! 

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User currently offlineDaveT From Canada, joined Dec 2011, 1 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2082 times:

The only aircraft that could be with Northwest is a Bae 146 Link aircraft with the engines below the wing but with the wing above the window line ontop of the fuselage.



User currently offlineSammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1690 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2046 times:
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Was this a prop?

Sammy


User currently offlineBombardier From Mexico, joined Jul 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2041 times:

If it's a turboprop, I'd say its the Saab 340 operated by Northwest Airlink. Hope this helps.

Cheers

James


User currently offlineVirginLover From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 958 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2039 times:

I don't believe it was a prop... it was a fairly large aircraft... from DET-JFK... maybe it wasn't on the wing, but it was definitely by my window.

Thanks to everyone so far!



User currently offlineBobo2196 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2030 times:

was it a jet? If it was, it was an Avro Rj85, the only jet northwest airlink operates.


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User currently offlineWe're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2021 times:

Possibly a DC-9 and you were sitting in the back?


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User currently offlineVirginLover From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 958 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2017 times:

I think you're right We're Nuts.... I asked my family and they told me that we were in the back (I'm so used to flying on the wing)... and I looked at a DC-9, so I think we have a winner! Geez, I feel stupid... but I took this flight before I got involved with aviation. Thank you all! (I just LOVE this site! )

User currently offlineWe're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1995 times:

Do I get a prize?  


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User currently offlineVirginLover From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 958 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1985 times:

Sure! A round trip flight from JFK-LHR on my airline: Golden Eagle Airlines in the year 2099. Congratulations! 

User currently offlinePacific From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1051 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1966 times:

Just to say there is a commercial aircraft with engines on TOP of the wing. I think it was a Fokker something.

User currently offlineTurboTristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1959 times:

Avro RJ85. I see tons of them at STL and MEM. Almost reminds me of a military plane!

User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3238 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1941 times:

Although extinct now, the VFW-Fokker VFW-614 from 1971 did feature two turbofan engines mounted atop the wings. This small plane was the original regional jetliner (along with the Yak-40 behind the Iron Curtain) but suffered in sales due to the oil crisis; only 19 in all were built up to 1978. They were flown by Cimber Air of Denmark and Air Alsace of France and later by the Luftwaffe of Germany as executive transports.

Pacific, that was the type you were mentioning.

 
Trintocan.



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User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (14 years 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1935 times:

The only one with engines on the wing, that I know of, is the good old Russian built Antonov An-72
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