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PAL A340 At SFO This Weekend  
User currently offlineFlyswim From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 67 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 5837 times:

Noticed a PAL A340 parked Saturday and Sunday off of the international terminal - not sure if it's still there - anyone know what happened?

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User currently offlineMEACEDAR From Lebanon, joined Oct 2006, 753 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 5829 times:

Might be a charter...or maybe in got transfered from LAX. Dunno.

User currently offlineTimRees From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 355 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5747 times:

Did anyone note the registration? It was parked off stand near the car park behind G-BNLU which I flew in on from LHR on the BA285 landing at 1355 local Saturday.

User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6197 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5726 times:

It was most likely a maint. cancellation. When I arrived Sunday morning to catch the 730a AS flight to LAX there were multiple maint. vehicles around it. A-19 and A-17 are used frequently for mechanical-ed A/C. Legacy most likely knows.

ASLAX



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User currently offlineLegacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5624 times:

Quoting AS739X (Reply 3):
Legacy most likely knows.

Yes, mechanical Friday night. Not sure but I heard they were flying in a part on PR 104 Sunday night. I heard it was not too bad booking them at local Hotels due to the fact most of the passengers were local and some went out on PR 105 Friday night.



John@SFO
User currently offlineLeamside From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 444 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5437 times:

The A-340 is F-OHPK & was still at SFO when I passed by at 8AM today.

User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 5403 times:

I saw a private A340 at LAX two days ago. I heard someone said it was the prince of somewhere. About 10 police cars scorted him onto the tarmac, Anybody know???

User currently offlineLeamside From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 444 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5388 times:

Juventus, it was probably Saudi ruler Prince Abdullah of Jordan. He travels frequently on his private Airbus A-340.

User currently offlineLeamside From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 444 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5385 times:

Decided to swing by Int'l garage A to take a closer look at OHPK.

Laying on the tarmac & propped between the main central landing gear tires appear to be landing gear door panels (but they could also be underbelly panels). Mechanics are working right by this landing gear.

All ten main landing gears are in place and appear properly inflated. Yet, leaning against one of the starboard main landing wheel is an underinflated tire but there is no evidence of a blow-out - unless there is a gash or rip on the other side which was impossible for me to see.

Does anyone have any more specific info about what work is being done on this plane?


User currently offlineDEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4952 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5352 times:

Quoting Leamside (Reply 7):
Juventus, it was probably Saudi ruler Prince Abdullah of Jordan.

The names in bold face are conflicting.



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User currently offlineLeamside From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 444 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5294 times:

Ooops. Strike out the word Saudi.

Back to OHPK, after a closer look at the photos I took, it seems that the flat tire came from the starboard side of the middle main landing gear which now has a tire which looks new (some packing tape or adhesive still sticking onto the exterior sidewalls).


User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5199 times:
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Quoting Flyswim (Thread starter):
Noticed a PAL A340 parked Saturday and Sunday off of the international terminal - not sure if it's still there - anyone know what happened?

You are talking about Philippine Airlines, no?

I know PR flies twice a week from Manila to SFO (tuesday and friday). Maybe the aircraft were with some technical problems but I don't know.



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User currently offlineLegacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5142 times:

Quoting RAFVC10 (Reply 11):
I know PR flies twice a week from Manila to SFO (tuesday and friday).

PR actually flies into SFO 8 times per week. PR 104 comes in daily and PR 114 comes in on Fridays.



John@SFO
User currently offlineLeamside From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 444 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 5040 times:

Does anyone know when OHPK plane departed SFO? She was still parked there past noon yesterday (11/16/06). Work seemed to have been done & as the tarmac was clear of eqpt & parts. Mechanics were absent but the aluminum ladder from underneath the cockpit area was partially extended toward the tarmac.

Flytecomm does not indicate a PR A340 departure yesterday nor today. Is there a better way to track flights like this?

Thanks.


User currently offlineLegacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 4989 times:

When I went into SFO this morning at 6:30, it had departed. It probably was a ferry flight back to Manila.


John@SFO
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