DEVILFISH From Philippines, joined Jan 2006, 4690 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1798 times:
Quoting Viasa (Thread starter): We report that RP-C3228 is MSN 2162, but we havent a MSN for RP-C3226 on our list
Photo #1100533 says RP-C3228 is cn 868, and it was taken July 16, 2006.
Photo # 0822044 says RP-C3228 is cn 868, and it was taken Apr. 9, 2005.
Photo #0767959 says RP-C3226 is cn 2162, and it was taken Jan. 22, 2005.
Photo #0865756 says N105UW is cn 868, and it was taken June 6, 2005.
Photo #0629606 says N105UW is cn 868, and it was taken July 7, 2004 and the caption points to the painted over title on the fuselage.
The linked photo of N105UW does not clearly indicate the date the picture was taken, but could possibly be the date the comment was given.
Given that Planespotters provided two serial numbers 868 and 2168, it could be the key as 868 was in Beijing in 2006. And as there are no later pictures of RP-C3226 (cn 2162), it might have gone back to the lessor or another carrier. So most likely a mixup in record keeping.