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AF B744 In FRA Today...  
User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9003 posts, RR: 76
Posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4166 times:
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Hello guys,

does anybody know why there was a B 747-400 of Air France in Frankfurt today? I landed and saw it parked at V160 or near there...
It must've been this morning around 8am or so...

Any ideas?

WILCO737
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User currently offlineMEACEDAR From Lebanon, joined Oct 2006, 753 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4145 times:

Quoting WILCO737 (Thread starter):
Hello guys,

does anybody know why there was a B 747-400 of Air France in Frankfurt today? I landed and saw it parked at V160 or near there...
It must've been this morning around 8am or so...

Any ideas?

WILCO737

Were you able to get a registration number?


User currently offlineLHStarAlliance From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4067 times:

Strange ...  Confused

Maybe a medical or technical emergency


User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9003 posts, RR: 76
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4019 times:
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Quoting MEACEDAR (Reply 1):
Were you able to get a registration number?

No, no registration or anything... was too far away and when we taxied out to runway 18 about an hour later it was gone already...

Quoting LHStarAlliance (Reply 2):
Maybe a medical or technical emergency

Yeah I guess some kind of inflight diversion... Maybe medical or who knows...

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It it's not Boeing, I am not going.
User currently offlineHB-IWC From Indonesia, joined Sep 2000, 4503 posts, RR: 72
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3906 times:

AF171 HAN BKK CDG made an unforseen stop at FRA this morning. The flight arrived at 06.19 local time and left again at 08.20 local time. The flight finally arrived at CDG at 09.38 local time.

User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9003 posts, RR: 76
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3841 times:
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Quoting HB-IWC (Reply 4):
AF171 HAN BKK CDG made an unforseen stop at FRA this morning. The flight arrived at 06.19 local time and left again at 08.20 local time. The flight finally arrived at CDG at 09.38 local time.

Oh, thanks for the info... Do you konw the reason for any chance?

WILCO737
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It it's not Boeing, I am not going.
User currently offlineAirAmericaC46 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 590 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3543 times:

anybody knows if AF used 744 CDG-FRA in the past for peak/busy periods?

I remember AF used 742 ORY-Hanover in the late 70s. Thanks.


User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7411 posts, RR: 57
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3400 times:

Quoting AirAmericaC46 (Reply 6):
anybody knows if AF used 744 CDG-FRA in the past for peak/busy periods?

Even for peak/busy period, AF never uses its B744 on the European network.
They are only used in the summer on ORY-AJA to provide extra capacity and on ORY/CDG-NCE for the same reason during special events like the Cannes Film Festival, or the Grand Prix de Monaco.

The B744 has been used on CDG-LHR in the early 90s when they joined AF's fleet for training the pilots.
They can be used sometimes in Europe on Charter flights for sport events like the Rugby VI Nations tournament, as AF is the Official carrier of the French Rugby team.


User currently offlineChrisEDDL From Germany, joined Apr 2002, 67 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3340 times:

According to the flight data system the flight was marked with a T meaning a 'Technical Landing'. Maybe they were too heavy for the flight from BKK to CDG and had to make a fuel stop due to strong headwinds...

I drove out to V161 where it was parked to take some pictures, but the weather was very grim and dark.

Registration was F-GITH.

Chris
EDDF


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