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Northwest DC-10 On OAK North Field?  
User currently offlineEridanMan From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 121 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4207 times:

Quick Question for those who know more than I-

I had the oddest traffic call today- taxing to 27L for takeoff, I was advised to hold well short of Taxiway Bravo for traffic, and proceeded to watch a as a Northwest Trijet (either a DC-10 or MD-11) taxied immediately in front of me on Taxiway Bravo.

Tri-Jet's are no stranger to OAK (Fedex), but anything larger than a 727 is a definite rarity on the north field... furthermore, NWA? I didn't even know they flew tri-jets, and they definitely don't service OAK.

The DC-10 parked over between Kaiser and the new T hangars, it was sitting there when I taxied back to the old T's after my round of touch and go's.

Any idea what she was doing there? It was kinda cool to see such a bird up on our modest north field.

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User currently onlineBigGSFO From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2915 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4188 times:

Could it be a diversion from MSP-HNL due to the Hawaiian quake today?

User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7405 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4165 times:
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Quoting BigGSFO (Reply 1):
Could it be a diversion from MSP-HNL due to the Hawaiian quake today?

Either that, or a positioning for a military charter, as we're always doing them. But you might be closer, probably is a diversion. I'd look it up on flightaware, but i'm to lazy bothered.



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User currently offlineB6FA4ever From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 816 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4108 times:

well...on saturday 10/14 i saw a Delta B767-300 at gate 1 in OAK. i'm still wondering what it was doing there. as my flight to LGB was #1 to take-off, the DL 767 was next in line after us. anyone know where it was going and what it was doing?

~B6FA4ever


User currently offlineEridanMan From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 121 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4100 times:

A Diversion might explain why it was at oak... But not why she came all the way up to north field.

Military charter would make sense if (for some reason) they wanted to ground-load the plane rather than gate-load it...

-Scott


User currently offlineStealth777 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 372 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4090 times:

looks like the NW bird was just in from DTW. and since the Oakland A's was playing in the division series with the Detroit Tigers. I would put my money that it flew the A's back home after losing the series on Saturday.


http://flightaware.com/live/flight/NWA9813


User currently offlineB6FA4ever From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 816 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4079 times:

Quoting EridanMan (Reply 4):
A Diversion might explain why it was at oak... But not why she came all the way up to north field

if it was an actual diversion...why wouldn't it go to SFO where they have actual NW personel to help assist the flight? NW doesn't even operate schedule service to OAK. its gotta be some kind of military charter or cargo thing.

thats my thoughts on it at least...

~B6FA4ever


User currently offlineONTFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 380 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4049 times:

Perhaps going to be a cargo conversion for FedEx?


Doin' just fine thanks...
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4036 times:

It's a ferry flight for something. I saw it on Flight Explorer earlier and it had a NW9813 flight number.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/NWA9813

Mark

[Edited 2006-10-16 07:51:26]

User currently offlineN808NW From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 374 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3985 times:

ahhh, thats what it was. I was comfused today when i saw a DC-10 comming in from OAK on the computer at work...i think it landed at MSP around 7pm


-Jason  swirl 



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User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7533 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3910 times:

Quoting BigGSFO (Reply 1):
Could it be a diversion from MSP-HNL due to the Hawaiian quake today?

No all HNL flights still operated on-time.


This may have been a fan charter to Detroit, I don't think the A's use NW for their charter services (can anyone confirm who they use). Also, a DC-10 for a baseball team is quite large.

This flight also operated on the 11th of October OAK-DTW.



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User currently offlineBobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6449 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3739 times:

Quoting EridanMan (Thread starter):
furthermore, NWA? I didn't even know they flew tri-jets

By latest count, there have been 1,237,867 threads on this forum concerning NW and DC-10's only surpassed by Northwest and DC-9's.


User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7405 posts, RR: 50
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3580 times:
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Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 8):
I saw it on Flight Explorer earlier and it had a NW9813 flight number.

Flight numbers 9800-9899 are sports charters. Most likely, it was the the A's.



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User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7473 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3418 times:

Perhaps he meant that he did not know that they still fly trijets.

User currently offlineBobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6449 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3385 times:

Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 13):
Perhaps he meant that he did not know that they still fly trijets.

Isn't a DC-10 a trijet?


User currently offlineHammer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 688 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3290 times:

It was the A's. The flight number on the way to DTW was 9814. It was stated in the paper here in Detroit that the Tigers and the A's both were flying on Northwest during the playoffs. The Tigers had a 757 for the New York series and for the A's series. The A's were using the DC-10.

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